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retrieveverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈtriːv/  us   /rɪˈtriːv/
C2 to find and bring back something: We taught our dog to retrieve a ball. Computers are used to store and retrieve information efficiently.

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retrieval
noun [U] uk   /rɪˈtriː.vəl/  us   /rɪˈtriː.vəl/
the storage and retrieval of information
(Definition of retrieve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retrieveverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈtriv/
to find and bring back something: Important historic documents were retrieved from a dumpster last week.
retrieval
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈtri·vəl/
information storage and retrieval
(Definition of retrieve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"retrieve" in Business English

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retrieveverb [T]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of retrieve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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