AskDefine | Define retrieve

Dictionary Definition



1 get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" [syn: recover, find, regain]
2 of trained dogs
3 recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "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" [syn: remember, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think] [ant: forget]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To regain or get back something.
  2. To rescue or save something; in tennis etc, to make a difficult but successful return of the ball.
  3. To remedy or rectify something.
  4. To remember or recall something.
  5. To fetch or carry back something.


to regain or get back something
  • Finnish: saada takaisin
  • Greek: παίρνω (paírno), πίσω (píso)
  • Polish: odzyskiwać, odzyskać
to rescue or save something
to remedy or rectify something
to remember or recall something
to fetch or carry back something
  • Finnish: noutaa
  • Polish: przynosić, przynieść

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bring, bring back, call for, chase after, cover, deliver, extract, extricate, fetch, fetch and carry, free, get, get back, go after, go and get, go fetch, go for, go get, go to get, liberate, make up, obtain, pay for, pick up, procure, ransom, reactivate, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, recuperate, recycle, redeem, regain, rekindle, release, renew, renovate, reoccupy, repay, replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, restore, resume, resurrect, resuscitate, retake, return, revindicate, revitalize, revive, revivify, run after, salvage, save, secure, set free, shag, take back, win back
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