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recover
American English: /rɪˈkəvər/
British English: /rɪˈkʌvə/

Translation of recover in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (regain)
    (consciousness/strength)
    (investment/position/lead)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) the black box was recovered from the wreckage
    la caja negra fue rescatada de los restos del avión siniestrado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (reclaim)
    (metal/glass/paper)
    Example sentences
    • 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)to recover damages
    obtener compensación or indemnización por daños y perjuicios
    obtener reparación judicial

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (from ill health, undesirable situation) See examples:to recover (from something)
    reponerse or restablecerse or recuperarse (de algo)
    1.2
    (economy/industry)
    recuperarse
    reactivarse
    1.3 (regain equilibrium)
    recuperar el equilibrio
    Example sentences
    • 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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