Meaning of RECOVER in English

v. Function: verb

1 to obtain again FF1C; recover a lost watch FF1E;

Synonyms: get back, recoup, recruit, regain, repossess, retrieve

Related Words: reclaim, redeem; reacquire, recapture, retake, rewin; reoccupy, resume; rediscover; balance, compensate, offset

Contrasted Words: lose, mislay, misplace; forfeit, sacrifice

2 to regain health FF1C; recovering from a bout of pneumonia FF1E;

Synonyms: come round, rally

Related Words: convalesce, improve, mend, recuperate; perk (up), revive; heal; refresh, rejuvenate, renew, restore

Idioms: get back in shape, get better, sit up and take nourishment, take a turn for the better

Contrasted Words: decline, fail, weaken, worsen; die, expire, perish

3 to regain a former or normal state FF1C; the textile industry was recovering quickly from the depression FF1E;

Synonyms: bounce (back), rebound, snap back

Related Words: rally, revive

Contrasted Words: decline, fail

Antonyms: worsen


Synonyms: RESTORE 3, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, restitute

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.