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RETRIE'VE, verb transitive

1. To recover; to restore from loss or injury to a former good state; as to retrieve the credit of a nation; to retrieve one's character; to retrieve a decayed fortune.

2. To repair.

Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.

3. To regain.

With late repentance now they would retrieve the bodies they forsook, and wish to live.

4. To recall; to bring back; as, to retrieve men from their cold trivial conceits.

RETRIE'VE, noun A seeking again; a discovery. [Not in use.]