- 1 [intransitive] recover (from something) to get well again after being sick, hurt, etc. He's still recovering from his operation. from something unpleasant
- 2[intransitive] recover (from something) to return to a normal state after an unpleasant or unusual experience or a period of difficulty It can take many years to recover from the death of a loved one. The economy is at last beginning to recover. money
- 3 [transitive] recover something (from somebody/something) to get back the same amount of money that you spent or that is owed to you synonym recoup He is unlikely to ever recover his legal costs. something lost/stolen
- 4 [transitive] to get back or find something that was lost, stolen, or missing recover something The police eventually recovered the stolen paintings. recover something from somebody/something Six bodies were recovered from the wreckage. position/status
- 5[transitive] recover something to win back a position, level, status, etc. that has been lost synonym regain The team recovered its lead in the second half. senses/emotions
- 6[transitive] to get back the use of your senses, control of your emotions, etc. synonym regain recover something It took her a few minutes to recover consciousness. to recover your sight recover yourself She seemed upset but quickly recovered herself.
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NAmE//rɪˈkʌvər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recover
he / she / it recovers
past simple recovered
-ing form recovering
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adjective [not before noun] She is now fully recovered from her injuries.