Translation of recover in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈkʌvər; rɪˈkʌvə(r)/


  • 1.1 (regain) [consciousness/strength] recuperar, recobrar; [investment/position/lead] recuperar to recover one's composure recobrar la compostura he was on the point of losing his temper, but recovered himself estuvo a punto de perder los estribos, pero se contuvo 1.2 (retrieve) rescatar the black box was recovered from the wreckage la caja negra fue rescatada de los restos del avión siniestrado 1.3 (reclaim) [metal/glass/paper] recuperar 1.4 [Law] to recover damages obtener* compensación or indemnización por daños y perjuicios, obtener* reparación judicial


  • 1.1 (from ill health, undesirable situation) to recover (from sth) reponerse* or restablecerse* or recuperarse (de algo) 1.2 [economy/industry] recuperarse, repuntar, reactivarse 1.3 (regain equilibrium) recuperar el equilibrio

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