Definition of reclaim in English:
- Forging a reputation as a research scientist is hard enough; reclaiming a lost reputation is even harder.
- Then my husband goes and beats my high score and every competitive bone in my body ignites with a kind of ferocious need to reclaim my lost advantage.
- What is more, in view of lengthy procedures and high costs, very few people will choose to litigate to reclaim lost property.
- Even in the most affectionate representations, he must be reformed and reclaimed by society and domesticity by play's end.
- He is still heavily involved in Mahi Tahi, a Trust working to reclaim Maori prisoners by linking them to their racial traditions.
- Candid about her own journey to reclaim God's woman within, she makes readers feel she walks with them as they journey toward inner peace and joy.
- The land was reclaimed from the waters in the 1950s when flood defences were constructed.
- The Department of Agriculture pledged up to €100,000 to farmers to reclaim land, build farm buildings and replace dead livestock.
- That all changed in the 1950s when the Jewish National Fund drained the lake and swamps and reclaimed the land for agriculture.
- It is often cheaper, ecologically sounder and more energy-efficient to re-use reclaimed materials rather than manufacture products from new.
- The recycler also reclaims the glass and metal found in the thousands of burned-out bulbs the refinery replaces each year.
- She may strip reclaimed materials down to the base metal, and weave them into her designs to make exclusive products.
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- Through this massive process of reclaim, they have effectively (as Kenneth pointed out in his case) stifled all criticism of the company on the Internet.
- He faded, understandably, in the second half but by then he had wrenched the game beyond Celtic's reclaim.
- Example sentences
- Lately, when designers speak of using ‘green’ materials, they usually are not referring to a color scheme, but rather to the use of reclaimable, recycled or sustainable materials.
- It is important to note that some training costs can be reclaimed if the course is officially accredited, in which case up to 70 per cent may be reclaimable.
- This amount (less VAT) is reclaimable through capital expenditures.
- reclaimer noun
- Example sentences
- Don't call them reclaimers: call them vandals with fork-lift trucks.
- Now Eddie's garden stretches across two acres, and is adorned with an array of unusual trees, shrubs and plants which he has picked up pursuing his hobby as a reclaimer.
claim from [Middle English]:
Latin clamare ‘to call out’ is the base of English claim. It also gives us acclaim (early 17th century) from ad- ‘to’ and clamare ‘to shout’, and reclaim (Middle English). This was first used as a falconry term in the sense ‘recall’. The sense ‘make land suitable for cultivation’ is recorded from the mid 18th century. Clamour (Late Middle English) comes from the same source.
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