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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recover  \Re*cov"er\  (r?*k?v"?r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Recovered} 
  (-?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Recovering}.  ]  [OE.  recoveren,  OF 
  recovrer,  F.  recouvrer  from  L.  recuperare;  pref.  re-  re  +  a 
  word  of  unknown  origin.  Cf.{Recuperate}.] 
  1.  To  get  or  obtain  again  to  get  renewed  possession  of  to 
  win  back  to  regain. 
  David  recovered  all  that  the  Amalekites  had  carried 
  away  --1.  Sam.  xxx. 
  2.  To  make  good  by  reparation;  to  make  up  for  to  retrieve; 
  to  repair  the  loss  or  injury  of  as  to  recover  lost  time. 
  ``Loss  of  catel  may  recovered  be.''  --Chaucer. 
  Even  good  men  have  many  failings  and  lapses  to 
  lament  and  recover.  --Rogers. 
  3.  To  restore  from  sickness,  faintness,  or  the  like  to  bring 
  back  to  life  or  health;  to  cure;  to  heal. 
  The  wine  in  my  bottle  will  recover  him  --Shak. 
  4.  To  overcome;  to  get  the  better  of  --  as  a  state  of  mind 
  or  body. 
  I  do  hope  to  recover  my  late  hurt.  --Cowley. 
  When  I  had  recovered  a  little  my  first  surprise. 
  --De  Foe. 
  5.  To  rescue;  to  deliver. 
  That  they  may  recover  themselves  out  of  the  snare  of 
  the  devil,  who  are  taken  captive  by  him  --2.  Tim. 
  ii  26. 
  6.  To  gain  by  motion  or  effort;  to  obtain;  to  reach;  to  come 
  to  [Archaic] 
  The  forest  is  not  three  leagues  off  If  we  recover 
  that  we're  sure  enough.  --Shak. 
  Except  he  could  recover  one  of  the  Cities  of  Refuge 
  he  was  to  die.  --Hales. 
  7.  (Law)  To  gain  as  a  compensation;  to  obtain  in  return  for 
  injury  or  debt;  as  to  recover  damages  in  trespass;  to 
  recover  debt  and  costs  in  a  suit  at  law;  to  obtain  title 
  to  by  judgement  in  a  court  of  law;  as  to  recover  lands  in 
  ejectment  or  common  recovery;  to  gain  by  legal  process; 
  as  to  recover  judgement  against  a  defendant. 
  {Recover  arms}  (Mil.  Drill),  a  command  whereby  the  piece  is 
  brought  from  the  position  of  ``aim''  to  that  of  ``ready.'' 
  Syn:  To  regain;  repossess;  resume;  retrieve;  recruit;  heal; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  returning  to  health  after  illness  or  debility;  "convalescent 
  children  are  difficult  to  keep  in  bed"  [syn:  {convalescent}] 

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