recover


recover
recover re‧cov‧er [rɪˈkʌvə ǁ -ər] verb
1. [intransitive] to increase or improve after falling in value or getting worse:

• Its shares plunged at the start of trading, but recovered to close only slightly down.

2. [transitive] FINANCE to get back money that you have spent or lost:

• The firm sued Mr Yasutomi and has recovered about one-third of its loss.

3. [transitive] to get back something that was stolen, lost, or almost destroyed:

• The FBI recovered over 100 stolen items from his apartment.

4. recover damages/​costs LAW to be paid money by order of a court of law:

• To recover damages against a teacher, a student must be able to show that it was the teacher's negligence that caused the injury.

5. [transitive] if someone recovers oil, gold etc, they take it from under the ground or sea:

• They plan to recover 35 million barrels of oil from the two fields over six years.

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recover UK US /rɪˈkʌvər/ verb
[I] ECONOMICS, FINANCE to improve after a difficult period or after falling in value: »

Consumer confidence has been slow to recover in the aftermath of the credit crunch.

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Profits are expected to recover in the current financial year.

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Over the past week shares have recovered considerably.

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Thanks in part to emergency loans, the industry recovered surprisingly quickly.

recover from »

With the country's economy recovering from its deepest recession for 50 years, company earnings are expected to be higher than a year ago.

recover to 12%/70c etc. »

Since their 52p low in autumn of last year, shares have recovered to 687p.

[T] FINANCE to get back money you have spent, invested, or lost: »

Airlines are imposing higher surcharges in an attempt to recover a percentage of the increase in fuel prices.

recover debts/investments/funds »

Cautious investors are likely to stay out of the market until they have recovered their initial investment.

LAW to get money from a person or company that has caused you loss or damage by order of a court of law: recover costs/damages/money »

Current legislation does not permit an employee to recover damages for a hostile working environment.

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Harrington led the lawsuit to recover losses from the bonds issued by the fraudulent corporation.

[T] to get something back that was lost or almost destroyed: »

New Orleans has recovered much of its economic base, and sales tax revenues are approaching normal.

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We had to bring in a computer expert to help us recover the data from the hard drive.

[T] NATURAL RESOURCES to get natural resources such as oil or gas from under the ground or sea: »

Technological advances are helping companies recover more of the oil and gas they find.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — re·cov·er /ri kə vər/ vt 1: to get back or get back an equivalent for recover costs through higher prices 2 a: to obtain or get back (as damages, satisfaction for a debt, or property) through a judgment or decree recover damages in a tort action… …   Law dictionary

  • recover — 1 Recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit can mean to get back something that has been let go or lost. Recover, the most comprehensive of these terms, may imply a finding or obtaining something material or immaterial that has been lost… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recover — [ri kuv′ər] vt. [ME recoveren < OFr recovrer < L recuperare: see RECUPERATE] 1. a) to get back (something lost or stolen) b) to regain (health, consciousness, etc.) 2. to compensate for; make up for [to recover losses] 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. i. 1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — c.1300, to regain consciousness, from Anglo Fr. rekeverer (late 13c.), O.Fr. recovrer, from L. recuperare to recover (see RECUPERATION (Cf. recuperation)). Meaning to regain health or strength is from early 14c.; sense of to get (anything) back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recover — [v1] find again balance, bring back, catch up, compensate, get back, make good, obtain again, offset, reacquire, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recruit, redeem, rediscover, regain, reoccupy, repair, replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, restore,… …   New thesaurus

  • Recover — Re*cov er, n. Recovery. Sir T. Malory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. t. [Pref. re + cover: cf. F. recouvrir.] To cover again. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — recover,   Synonym für restore …   Universal-Lexikon


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