Translation of recobrar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [confianza] to regain; [salud] to recover nunca recobró la confianza en sí mismo he never regained his self-confidence cuando recobró la vista when she recovered her sight cuando recobré el conocimiento or el sentido when I came to o/or round, when I regained consciousness tuvo que sentarse un rato para recobrar las fuerzas/el aliento she had to sit down for a while to get her strength/breath back la ciudad recobró ayer la normalidad the city returned to normal yesterday 1.2 [dinero/botín/joyas] to recover, retrieve 1.3 [ciudad/plaza fuerte] to recapture, retake
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