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Definition of "retrieve" []

  • To get back; regain. (verb-transitive)
  • To rescue or save. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To make a difficult but successful return of (a ball or shuttlecock, as in tennis or badminton). (verb-transitive)
  • To bring back again; revive or restore. (verb-transitive)
  • To rectify the unfavorable consequences of; remedy. See Synonyms at recover. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "retrieve" in a sentence
  • "I find that a slow, steady retrieve is more productive."
  • "It's funny, there are things I can retrieve from the writing process and things that I can't."
  • "And a good retrieve is like the cherry on top of the sunday."