Definition for recovery

noun as in the act of returning to normal

noun as in the process of regaining health

noun as in the act of regaining possession

noun as in improvement

Strong matches

convalescence, cure, regaining, retrieval

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Example Sentences

It was a major milestone in the river’s recovery—once one of the most polluted waterways in the country—because 50 years earlier, it caught on fire.

Just how much of an impact tailoring your training to your personalized recovery data can have is the goal behind Project PR.

It also was under a recovery agreement after receiving the federal government’s lowest rating of “troubled” for the third time in a decade.

If you’ve watched the stock market mount its breathtaking recovery over the past few months even as the country languished in a pandemic and recession, it might be easy to think, Nothing can stop this rally.

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There’s been a bit of a slump in recent weeks for consumer confidence after an initial surge at the start of the recovery.

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Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.

It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.

My eating disorder continued for more than a decade before I finally entered recovery.

The problem is that no one has yet defined eating disorder recovery.

Recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.

You need but will, and it is done; but if you relax your efforts, you will be ruined; for ruin and recovery are both from within.

It is a notable fact that under the wholly unusual circumstances prevailing, the recovery was so prompt and effective.

His only chance of ultimate recovery was to push boldly forward, and to betray no fear of failure.

What other channel, then, was open to the country through which to insist upon the recovery of its lawful rights?

I let him go on, exulting in the discovery that he was a liar, for I knew that it pushed me a step towards recovery.


On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recovery, such as: improvement, readjustment, reconstruction, rehabilitation, restoration, and resumption.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.