Definition for RE-COV-ER

RE-COV-ER, v.t. [Fr. recouvrer; It. ricoverare or ricuperare; Sp. and Port. recobrar; L. recupero; re and capio, to take.]

  1. To regain; to get or obtain that which was lost; as, to recover stolen goods; to recover a town or territory which an enemy had taken; to recover sight or senses; to recover health or strength after sickness. David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away. – 1 Sam. xxx.
  2. To restore from sickness; as, to recover one from leprosy. – 2 Kings v.
  3. To revive from apparent death; as, to recover a drowned man.
  4. To gain by reparation; to repair the loss of, or to repair an injury done by neglect; as, to recover lost time. Good men have lapses and failings to lament and recover. – Rogers.
  5. To regain a former state by liberation from capture or possession. That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil. – 2 Tim. ii.
  6. To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and cost in a suit at law.
  7. To reach; to come to. The forest is not three leagues off; / If we recover that, we're sure enough. – Shak.
  8. To obtain title to by judgment in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery.

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