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Definition 1: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where retrieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for retrieve in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of retrieve ) perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

(... is a kind of retrieve ) perceive to be the same

(... is a kind of retrieve ) refresh one's memory

"I reviewed the material before the test"

Definition 2: run after, pick up, and bring to the master - [verb of contact]

Samples where retrieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • train the dog to retrieve

(retrieve is a kind of ...) go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

(retrieve has a similar meaning as ...) go for and bring back

"retrieve the car from the parking garage"

Definition 3: go for and bring back - [verb of contact]

Samples where retrieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • retrieve the car from the parking garage

(retrieve is a kind of ...) go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

(retrieve has a similar meaning as ...) run after, pick up, and bring to the master

"train the dog to retrieve"

Definition 4: get or find back; recover the use of - [verb of possession]

Samples where retrieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for retrieve in the sense of this definition

(retrieve is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of retrieve ) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

(retrieve has a similar meaning as ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

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