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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·trieve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrieved p. pr. & vb. n. Retrieving.]
 1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.
 With late repentance now they would retrieve
 The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.   --Dryden
 2. To recall; to bring back.
    To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.   --Berkeley.
 3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
    Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.   --Prior.
    There is much to be done . . . and much to be retrieved.   --Burke.
 Syn: -- To recover; regain; recruit; repair; restore.