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English definition of “retrieve”

retrieve

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈtriːv/
to get something after first finding it: I've just retrieved the ball from the bottom of the pond. computer tools for retrieving information Giving, bringing or getting back
retrieval noun [U] the act of retrieving something: the storage and retrieval of informationGiving, bringing or getting back
(Definition of retrieve from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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