Translation of retrieve in Spanish:

retrieve

Pronunciation: /rɪˈtriːv/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (recover) [object/data] recuperar a dog trained to retrieve game [Sport/Deporte] un perro entrenado para cobrar la caza she just managed to retrieve the ball (in tennis) apenas si logró devolver la pelota
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    • While it is often a good idea to use a database for storing and retrieving information in a web application, it is not always obvious how to go about structuring the tables in that database.
    • To maintain data in a database, data must be retrieved and stored in a consistent, reliable, and efficient manner.
    • When returning to these Web sites, the browser looks for the cookies stored on the computer and retrieves the information to save time.
    1.2 (salvage) [furniture/jewels] rescatar, salvar; [situation] salvar
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    • The old man is too enfeebled to make the journey, and sends his young counterpart on the voyage to retrieve the treasure.
    • He is sent to Mexico to retrieve a rare pistol, nicknamed ‘The Mexican.’
    • If you change your will without retrieving the one that was filed, the newer last will and testament will control the disposition of your estate.
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    • On Berg's admission to hospital, there were two unsuccessful attempts to retrieve the situation surgically.
    • Although he was reviled at the time as a shallow opportunist, it is fairer to see Brienne as a pragmatic political operator who did what he could to retrieve an increasingly impossible situation.
    • Though the disaster could have been retrieved, it brought France and Spain into the conflict and placed in jeopardy Britain's command of the seas.
    1.3 (put right) [loss/damage] reparar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [gundog] cobrar
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    • If possible, use all the types of birds the dog may retrieve in the future.
    • Each dog was asked to retrieve a pheasant from the river and all of the 16 completed this task without difficulty.

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