AskDefine | Define recuperate

Dictionary Definition

recuperate

Verb

1 regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn: recover, recoup]
2 regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate" [syn: recover, go back]
3 restore to good health or strength
4 get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating" [syn: recover, convalesce] [ant: devolve]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use

Derived terms

Translations

to recover, especially from an illness

Italian

Verb

recuperate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, recuperare#Italian|recuperare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ameliorate, brace up, come about, come round, convalesce, gain, gain strength, get back, get better, get well, heal, improve, look up, mend, perk up, pick up, pull through, rally, ransom, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, redeem, regain, renovate, reoccupy, replevin, replevy, repossess, restore, resume, retake, retrieve, revindicate, revive, sleep it off, survive, take back, turn the corner
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