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retrieve

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈtriːv/
IT to get stored information from a computer: retrieve data/information I finally managed to retrieve the deleted data.retrieve a record/image/file, etc. The search is designed to retrieve all the records WorldCat has for a particular book.retrieve sth from sth The product helps retrieve accidentally deleted image files from virtually any kind of removable media for digital cameras.
to get something back that has been lost, taken, or left somewhere: The company has taken legal action to retrieve the stolen cash.retrieve sth from sb/sth He retrieved the documents from his colleague's desk.
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