recuperate

verb
re·​cu·​per·​ate | \ ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt How to pronounce recuperate (audio) , -ˈkyü-\
recuperated; recuperating

Definition of recuperate

transitive verb

1 : to get back : regain
2 : to bring back into use or currency : revive recuperate old traditions

intransitive verb

: to regain a former state or condition especially : to recover health or strength

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Other Words from recuperate

recuperation \ ri-​ˌkü-​pə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce recuperation (audio) , -​ˌkyü-​ \ noun

Synonyms for recuperate

Synonyms

come back, convalesce, gain, heal, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, snap back

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Examples of recuperate in a Sentence

She took a day off to recuperate. half the office was out today, many employees being sick or recuperating from the flu

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The deputy injured in the incident is recuperating and is expected to recover fully and return to duty, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Man kicked deputy, stomped body camera, dented car with his head, deputies say," 14 June 2019 After performing a series of tests, physicians concluded the prime minister was suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection and will be allowed to recuperate at home. Noga Tarnopolsky, latimes.com, "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to hospital with high fever," 27 Mar. 2018 Co-existence Irène is Christian and is recuperating at the hospital with her baby next to a Muslim mother, Bintu. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Assistance Ministries leader will continue humanitarian efforts after retiring," 20 Mar. 2018 The malnourished and dehydrated dogs rested and recuperated at the temporary shelter for several days and then were moved to permanent shelters for long term care. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Activists Save 62 Filthy Dogs from Slaughter Days Ahead of China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival," 17 June 2019 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and Julian Edelman waved a banner before the game while wearing David Ortiz jerseys; the Red Sox slugger is recuperating just a mile or so away from an assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic. Author: Jimmy Golen, Anchorage Daily News, "St. Louis wins its first Stanley Cup, beating Boston 4-1," 13 June 2019 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and Julian Edelman waved a banner before the game while wearing David Ortiz jerseys; the Red Sox slugger is recuperating just a mile or so away from an assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic. Washington Post, "Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1," 13 June 2019 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and Julian Edelman waved a banner before the game while wearing David Ortiz jerseys; the Red Sox slugger is recuperating just a mile or so away from an assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic. Jimmy Golen, Twin Cities, "St. Louis Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7," 12 June 2019 Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman and Julian Edelman waved a banner before the game while wearing David Ortiz jerseys; the Red Sox slugger is recuperating just a mile or so away from an assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic. Jimmy Golen, The Denver Post, "Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of recuperate

1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for recuperate

Latin recuperatus, past participle of recuperare — more at recover

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The first known use of recuperate was in 1542

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More Definitions for recuperate

recuperate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of recuperate

: to return to normal health or strength after being sick, injured, etc.
British : to get back (money that has been spent, invested, lost, etc.)

recuperate

verb
re·​cu·​per·​ate | \ ri-ˈkü-pə-ˌrāt How to pronounce recuperate (audio) , -ˈkyü-\
recuperated; recuperating

Kids Definition of recuperate

: to regain health or strength

recuperate

verb
re·​cu·​per·​ate | \ ri-ˈk(y)ü-pə-ˌrāt How to pronounce recuperate (audio) \
recuperated; recuperating

Medical Definition of recuperate

transitive verb

: to get back or recover recuperating health and strength after pneumonia

intransitive verb

: to recover health or strength time to recuperate after major surgery

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