Re*trieve" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrieved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Retrieving.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver; pref. re- re- + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See Trover.]

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.

 

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Re*trieve" (?), v. i. Sport.

To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.

Walsh.

 

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Re*trieve", n.

1.

A seeking again; a discovery.

[Obs.]

B. Jonson.

2.

The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.

[Obs.]

Nares.

 

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