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Imagine a student has two equally important math tests in a semester, no retakes.

“She scored so high they said, ‘This is wrong, you have to retake it,’” the father recalls.

What happens if the ground offensive is stalled and they are not able to retake Fallujah or Tikrit?

In a televised address announcing that a fight-back had begun, he promised government forces would retake Mosul.

The best scenario for a lot of people is if the Republicans retake the Senate and lose McConnell.

As the Kenyan government struggled to retake the mall, Shabaab lobbed taunt after taunt.

The Spanish ships retired before Macnamara, and he ran under the guns of the forts of Colonia, in order to retake the place.

Marlborough then prepared to take the offensive, and ordered Colonel Cadogan to retake Eynes.

The Americans fitted out a large military force to retake Detroit, and overthrow the Indians who threatened the settlements.

The mountaineer and his men dashed to the rescue, recaptured all the cattle, but were unable to retake the horses.

The Russians made three attempts to retake it, the last led by a large body of officers alone.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retake, such as: reclaim, recover, restore, take back, convert, and recondition.

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