Retrieve

Definition of Retrieve

Re`trieve´
v. t.1.To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.
[imp. & p. p. Retrieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Retrieving.]
With late repentance now they would retrieve
The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.
- Dryden
2.To recall; to bring back.
To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.
- Berkeley.
3.To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.
- Prior.
There is much to be done . . . and much to be retrieved.
- Burke.
v. i.1.(Sport.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.
n.1.A seeking again; a discovery.
2.The recovery of game once sprung; - an old sporting term.

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