American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation or habitation: reclaim marshlands; reclaim strip-mined land.
- v. To procure (usable substances) from refuse or waste products.
- v. To bring back, as from error, to a right or proper course; reform. See Synonyms at save1.
- v. To tame (a falcon, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry out; exclaim against something.
- In Scots law, to appeal from a judgment of the lord ordinary to the inner house of the Court of Session.
- To draw back; give way.
- To effect reformation.
- To cry out against; contradict; gainsay.
- To call back; call upon to return; recall; urge backward.
- To claim the return or restoration of; demand renewed possession of; attempt to regain: as, to reclaim one's rights or property.
- To effect the return or restoration of; get back or restore by effort; regain; recover.
- In falconry, to draw back; recover.
- To bring under restraint or within close limits; check; restrain; hold back.
- To draw back from error or wrong-doing; bring to a proper state of mind; reform.
- To bring to a subdued or ameliorated state; make amenable to control or use; reduce to obedience, as a wild animal; tame; subdue; also, to fit for cultivation, as wild or marshy land.
- To call or cry out again; repeat the utterance of; sound back; reverberate.
- Synonyms and To recover, regain, restore, amend, correct.
- n. The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed, in any sense; reclamation; recall; restoration; reformation.
- v. transitive To return land to a suitable condition for use.
- v. transitive To obtain useful products from waste; to recycle.
- v. transitive To return someone to a proper course of action; to reform.
- v. transitive To claim something back; to repossess.
- v. transitive To tame or domesticate a wild animal.
- n. obsolete, falconry The calling back of a hawk.
- n. obsolete The bringing back or recalling of a person; the fetching of someone back.
- n. An effort to take something back, to reclaim something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of.
- v. To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
- v. To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting.
- v. To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals.
- v. Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like
- v. To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform.
- v. obsolete To correct; to reform; -- said of things.
- v. obsolete To exclaim against; to gainsay.
- v. To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.
- v. To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.
- v. R. & Obs. To draw back; to give way.
- n. obsolete The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.
- v. claim back
- v. bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
- v. make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state
- v. reuse (materials from waste products)
- v. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
- From Anglo-Norman reclaimer (noun recleim), Middle French reclamer (noun reclaim), from Latin reclāmāre. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English reclamen, to call back, from Old French reclamer, to entreat, from Latin reclāmāre : re-, re- + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Will Elbow's new album title reclaim grammar's least-loved piece of punctuation from Facebook commenters and literary snobs?”
“I once believed the Clintons were do-gooders, and I think to some point they are, but I think it all is part of a hidden agenda, and Hilary & Bill will do anything to once again reclaim power.”
“After the influence of the heretics in Poland had been destroyed, the Society of Jesus resolved to reclaim from the Greek schism the millions of inhabitants of”
“After this poor Jack Robinson fell into low spirits for a time, but he soon recovered, and bought a small piece of land at a nominal price in a region so wild that he had to cut his own road to it, fell the trees with his own hand, and, in short, reclaim it from the wilderness on the margin of which it lay.”
“That means that women need to either new to create a new word for positive women sexuality or reclaim a word.”
“Here is the essence of being able to reclaim a word.”
“Not really helpful to create a situation where women are just as uncomfortable with pressure to reclaim a word as they were with the word itself.”
“Parents 'reclaim' children in Haiti abduction-adoption row”
“Cities all over the world have been trying to "reclaim" coastlines for the last couple decades.”
“But hearing the song yesterday, I began thinking I would like to try to "reclaim" the Sundays.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘reclaim’.
List of verbs that begin with re-, meaning to repeat a specific action or process - reappraise, for example.
I'm also looking for words like repeat, replenish and rescind whose roots d...
mostly from magoosh
Looking for tweets for reclaim.