Translation of recover in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /rɪˈkʌvər; rɪˈkʌvə(r)/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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
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    • In addition to the vandalism, some stolen property was recovered from one of the three men.
    • Data recovery efforts are, therefore, required to recover the lost transactions and data.
    • The bill will make it harder for criminals to dispose of stolen goods, and it will make it easier for the police to recover stolen goods and solve property crimes.
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    • When Maisie had recovered herself, she said, ‘You will inform the priest, of course.’
    • It took a moment for John to recover himself after saying this.
    • She licked her lips nervously before recovering herself.
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    • Furthermore the fact that the repair work has been carried out will mean that you may not be able to recover the legal costs incurred in recovering compensation.
    • Under the mortgage, the mortgagee is entitled to recover her legal fees as between solicitor and client.
    • The law allowing plaintiffs to recover legal fees in advocacy lawsuits has been on the books for a long time.
    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
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    • When alkyl hydrogen sulfates are added to water, sulfuric acid is recovered and the product obtained from the alkene is an alcohol.
    • Secondary alcohols can be readily recovered from ketones by breaking the double bond between the oxygen and carbon and adding hydrogen.
    • What about treatment of minerals recovered from the land?
    1.4 [Law/Derecho] to recover damages obtener* compensación or indemnización por daños y perjuicios, obtener* reparación judicial

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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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    • The walks will be suitable for everyone, and especially for those who take little exercise or are recovering from health problems.
    • After his health recovered he returned to Oxford and in 1849 was awarded a double first in mathematics and classics.
    • As for Sally, she recovered and soon returned to her old self, never again mentioning what had happened.

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