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reclaim

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reclaim

  1. 1 to get again in one's possession <she reclaimed the championship title after losing it last year> Synonyms get back, reacquire, recapture, recover, re-collect, recoup, regain, repossess, retake, retrieveRelated Words recruit, replenish; redeem, repurchase; rescueNear Antonyms lose, mislay, misplace

  2. 2 to make better in behavior or character <a program to reclaim juvenile offenders by requiring them to do community service> Synonyms habilitate, reform, redeem, regenerate, rehabilitateRelated Words reeducate; amend, improve, refine; cleanse, purify, restoreNear Antonyms abase, canker, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, lower, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, warp

  3. 3 to obtain (a raw material) by separating it from a by-product or waste product <after reclaiming the glycerin from used vegetable oil, you can use the oil to create a fuel that burns cleaner than regular gasoline> Synonyms recycle, recoverRelated Words reuse; process, reprocess


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