American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To return to health or strength; recover.
- v. To recover from financial loss.
- v. To restore to health or strength.
- v. To regain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To recover; regain: as, to recuperate one's health or spirits.
- To recoup.
- To recover; regain strength or health.
- v. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
- v. sociology To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.
- v. To recover; to regain.
- v. get over an illness or shock
- v. regain a former condition after a financial loss
- v. restore to good health or strength
- v. regain or make up for
- From Latin recuperātus, from recuperāre ("to get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recover"), present active infinitive of recuperō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin recuperāre, recuperāt- : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He'll need 14-16 weeks to recuperate from the shoulder operation and 3-4 weeks after the knee surgery. —”
“Dogs on vacation, boarding at the Cedarwild Animal School, were given every opportunity to recuperate from the hardships and wear and tear of from six months to a year and more on the road.”
“The good Senator needs time off to recuperate from the landslide loss.”
“When Sunshine bites Lake, leaving behind little tooth-marks I will then be forced to hand out Band-Aids, which are in low supply because no one has had time to go to the store, because we've been too busy arguing, folding laundry, removing stains, paying bills, unloading the dishwasher and trying to recuperate from the latest disease the children have brought home.”
“He seem to think that the Christians, having had 50 years to recuperate from the Decian persecution, were getting uppity and needed to be brought to hand.”
“McGrady is out at least two weeks to fully recuperate from a sore left knee that's bothered him for months.”
“Then there was the party on Saturday night which my friend and I spent the whole day getting ready for: shopping for groceries, then lunching to recuperate from the shopping, then shopping some more.”
“Elizabeth's birthday falls on April 21st, but will be officially celebrated on June 17th, giving her time to recuperate from the family festivities (I hear they're hiring the Chippendale Dancers).”
“Refusing these "pieces of silver" from liberal American sources has put an especially heavy burden on the Rwandan dioceses, still trying to recuperate from the after-effects of the 1994 genocide in that country.”
“As they recuperate from the exertions of spawning, smallmouths scatter along the shorelines in early summer to feed upon baitfish and small panfish.”
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