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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have or take back)
a. to recover
La policía recobró la pintura robada.The police recovered the stolen painting.
b. to get back
Nunca pude recobrar mi trabajo.I never managed to get my job back.
2. (to recover a faculty)
a. to recover
Después de seis meses, mi madre recobró la salud.After six months my mother recovered her health.
b. to get back
Ahora que está mejor, Teresa parece haber recobrado su sentido del humor.Now Teresa's feeling better, she seems to have got her sense of humor back.
c. to regain
Fernando recobró el conocimiento anoche.Fernando regained consciousness last night.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El paciente todavía no ha recobrado el conocimiento.The patient still hasn't come to.
¿Cuándo recobraste el conocimiento?When did you come around?
3. (compensate for)
a. to make up for (lost time)
Aún eres joven; tienes que recobrar el tiempo perdido.You're still young; you need to make up for lost time.
4. (military)
a. to recapture
El ejército del rey recobró la ciudad en 1535.The king's army recaptured the city in 1535.
b. to retake
Después de tres días, nuestras tropas recobraron el pueblo.After three days, our troops retook the town.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to get well; often used with "de")
a. to recover
Los médicos la ayudaron a recobrarse.The doctors helped her to recover.
b. to get over
Paola no ha podido recobrarse de su depresión.Paola hasn't been able to get over her depression.
6. (finance; used with "de")
a. to recoup (economic losses)
Los inversionistas finalmente se recobraron de todo lo que habían perdido.The investors finally recouped all the money they had lost.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (recuperar)
a. to recover
2. (conocimiento)
a. to regain
3. (tiempo perdido)
a. to make up for
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to recover
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transitive verb
[+salud] to recover; get back; [+ciudad, fugitivo] to recapture; [+amistad] to win back
recobrar las fuerzas to get one's strength back; recobrar el conocimiento to regain consciousness; come to; solo ha recobrado parte del dinero que le robaron he has recovered only part of the money stolen from him; el país ha recobrado la calma the country is calm again; calm has returned to the country
pronominal verb
1 (Med) (recuperarse) to recover
aún no se ha recobrado del accidente he still hasn't recovered from the accident
2 (volver en sí) to regain consciousness; come to
3 (serenarse) to collect o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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recobrar la compostura
to collect oneself
recobrar la salud
to recover one's health
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