recover Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “recover” - Learner’s Dictionary

recover

verb     /rɪˈkʌvər/
HEALTH [I] B1 to become healthy or happy again after an illness, injury, or period of sadness: It takes a long time to recover from surgery. She never recovered from the death of her husband.Recovering from illness
SITUATION [I] B2 If a system or situation recovers, it returns to the way it was before something bad happened: The economy was quick to recover after the election.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
BODY [T] to be able to use or feel again part of your body which has been damaged: He never fully recovered the use of his legs.Recovering from illness
GET BACK [T] to get something back that has been lost or stolen: Police recovered the stolen money.Giving, bringing or getting back
(Definition of recover from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More