Definitions for: Retrieve

[v] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
[v] of trained dogs
[v] get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*trieve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrieved; p. pr. &
vb. n. Retrieving.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find
again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver;
pref. re- re- + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See
1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss
or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve

With late repentance now they would retrieve The
bodies they forsook, and wish to live. --Dryden

2. To recall; to bring back.

To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.

3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or

Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall. --Prior.

There is much to be done . . . and much to be
retrieved. --Burke.

Syn: To recover; regain; recruit; repair; restore.

Re*trieve", v. i. (Sport.)
To discover and bring in game that has been killed or
wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. --Walsh.

Re*trieve", n.
1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.
[Obs.] --Nares.

Synonyms: call back, call up, find, recall, recollect, recover, regain, remember, think

Antonyms: blank out, block, draw a blank, forget

See Also: access, acquire, bring, brush up, convey, fetch, get, get, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review, think back

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