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retrieve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
retrievere‧trieve /rɪˈtriːv/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 formalGET to find something and bring it backrecover 🔊 She bent down to retrieve her earring.retrieve something from something 🔊 It took four days to retrieve all the bodies from the crash.2 technicalTD to get back information that has been stored in the memory of a computer 🔊 The new version of the software automatically retrieves digital information.3 retrieve a situationretrievable adjective
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Examples from the Corpus
retrieveIf you want to retrieve a file from the computer press FIND and then enter the name of the file you want.Zhong quickly retrieved a fist-sized chunk and rushed it to a frozen-food warehouse for safekeeping.With a peculiar shiver of fear, he stooped to retrieve his spear.When you learn how to search out and retrieve information you are in possession of a golden key to doing successful public relations.I had left my bag at the railroad station and went back to retrieve it.Can we retrieve our culture from the product pushers?She'd agreed to meet Matthew half way, and retrieve the children.She bent down and retrieved the map from under the car seat.With some newsreaders, you might need to retrieve the message body and decode in two stages.Right now we're concentrating on retrieving the spacecraft.retrieve something from somethingDivers retrieved a body from the icy river on Wednesday.
From Longman Business Dictionaryretrievere‧trieve /rɪˈtriːv/ verb [transitive]1COMPUTING to get back information that has been stored in a computerThe application stores andretrieves data according to the user’s requirements.Toretrieve afile, double click on it using the mouse.2if a company retrieves money, costs, or losses, it succeeds in obtaining an amount of money equal to the amount it spent or lost SYN RECOUPThe bank will have trouble retrieving anything like the value of its loans.retrieval noun [uncountable]efficient information retrieval→ See Verb table
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Verb table
retrieve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyretrieve
he, she, itretrieves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyretrieved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave retrieved
he, she, ithas retrieved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad retrieved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill retrieve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have retrieved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam retrieving
he, she, itis retrieving
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you, we, theyare retrieving
Past
I, he, she, itwas retrieving
you, we, theywere retrieving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been retrieving
he, she, ithas been retrieving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been retrieving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be retrieving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been retrieving
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