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RETRIEVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retrieve mean? 

RETRIEVE (verb)
  The verb RETRIEVE has 3 senses:

1. get or find back; recover the use of
2. run after, pick up, and bring to the master
3. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

  Familiarity information: RETRIEVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETRIEVE (verb)


Sense 1retrieve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get or find back; recover the use of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

recover; regain; retrieve; find

Context examples:

She regained control of herself / She found her voice and replied quickly

Hypernyms (to "retrieve" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "retrieve"):

access (obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 2retrieve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run after, pick up, and bring to the master

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

train the dog to retrieve

Hypernyms (to "retrieve" is one way to...):

bring; convey; fetch; get (go or come after and bring or take back)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 3retrieve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

recall; recollect; remember; call back; call up; retrieve; think

Context examples:

I can't remember saying any such thing / I can't think what her last name was / can you remember her phone number? / Do you remember that he once loved you? / call up memories

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "retrieve"):

know (perceive as familiar)

recognise; recognize (perceive to be the same)

brush up; refresh; review (refresh one's memory)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Sentence example:

They won't retrieve the story


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