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American English: /rəˈkleɪm/
British English: /rɪˈkleɪm/

Translation of reclaim in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 we intend to reclaim our freedom
    pretendemos reclamar or reivindicar nuestra libertad
    I filled in a form to reclaim tax
    llené un formulario para que me devolvieran parte de los impuestos
    to reclaim one's luggage (Aviation)
    recoger el equipaje
    (at left luggage)
    (pasar a) retirar el equipaje
    items lost can be reclaimed at …
    para reclamar objetos perdidos dirigirse a …
    1.2 (recover) built on reclaimed land
    construido en terreno ganado al mar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (reform) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • (British English)
    recogida (feminine) de equipaje

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