Definition for RE-TRIEVE

RE-TRIEVE, v.t. [Fr. retrouver, to find again; It. ritrovare. See Trover.]

  1. To recover; to restore from loss or injury to a former good state; as, to retrieve the credit of a nation; to retrieve one's character; to retrieve a decayed fortune.
  2. To repair. Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall. – Prior.
  3. To regain. With late repentance now they would retrieve / The bodies they forsook, and wish to live. – Dryden.
  4. To recall; to bring back; as, to retrieve men from their cold trivial conceits. – Berkeley.

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