Definition of RECOVER

to get again in one's possession <after fishing around in the garbage for 10 minutes, I was able to recover my lost keys>
Near Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace
to regain a former or normal state <after a disastrous first half, the team was able to recover and pull off a victory>
Synonyms bounce (back), come back, rally, rebound, snap back
Related Words reanimate, revitalize, revive
Phrases make (or stage) a comeback
Near Antonyms decline, fail, worsen
to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness <I see you're recovering well from the accident>
to obtain (a raw material) by separating it from a by-product or waste product <the process of recovering aluminum from old cans>
Synonyms reclaim, recover
Related Words reuse; process, reprocess

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