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"retrieve" in British English

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retrieveverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈtriːv/
C2 to ​find and ​bring back something: We ​taughtourdog to retrieve a ​ball. Computers are used to ​store and retrieve informationefficiently.

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retrieval
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈtriː.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 ​historicdocuments were retrieved from a dumpster last ​week.
retrieval
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈtri·vəl/
informationstorage 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 ​storedinformation from a ​computer: retrieve data/information I ​finallymanaged to retrieve the ​deleteddata.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 ​deletedimagefiles from virtually any ​kind of ​removablemedia for ​digital cameras.
to get something back that has been ​lost, taken, or ​left somewhere: The ​company has taken ​legalaction to retrieve the ​stolencash.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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