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

Translation of recover in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (regain)
    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.
  • 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.
  • 3 (reclaim)
    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?
  • 4 (Law)to recover damages
    obtener compensación or indemnización por daños y perjuicios
    obtener reparación judicial

intransitive verb

  • 1 (from ill health, undesirable situation)to recover (from something)
    reponerse or restablecerse or recuperarse (de algo)
    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.
  • 2
  • 3 (regain equilibrium)
    recuperar el equilibrio
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