1. get or find back; recover the use of

    Synonyms : find, regain, retrieve
    Type Of : get, acquire
  2. regain or make up for

    Synonyms : recoup, recuperate
    Type Of : get, acquire
  3. get over an illness or shock

    Synonyms : convalesce, recuperate
    Type Of : better, ameliorate, improve, meliorate
  4. reuse (materials from waste products)

    Synonyms : reclaim
    Type Of : reuse, recycle, reprocess
  5. regain a former condition after a financial loss

    Synonyms : go back, recuperate
    Type Of : turn back, revert, return, regress, retrovert
    Examples :
    • We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90
  6. cover anew

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • recover a chair


  1. prudent

    Synonyms : guarded
  2. marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

    Synonyms : moderate
    Examples :
    • restrained in his response
  3. cool and formal in manner

    Synonyms : reticent, unemotional
  4. not showy or obtrusive

    Synonyms : quiet
  5. under restraint

    Antonyms : unrestrained


  1. certainty based on past experience

    Synonyms : trust
    Type Of : certainty
    Examples :
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
  2. the state of relying on something

    Type Of : dependance, dependence, dependency


  1. the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

    Synonyms : defence, defense
    Type Of : answer
    Examples :
    • his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive
  2. the act of determining that something is false

    Synonyms : disproof, falsification, falsifying, refutal
    Type Of : finding, determination
  3. any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

    Synonyms : disproof, falsification
    Type Of : grounds, evidence


  1. activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

    Synonyms : refreshment
    Type Of : rejuvenation
    Examples :
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends
  2. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

    Synonyms : diversion
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation


  1. a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    Synonyms : about-face, policy change, volte-face
    Type Of : change
  2. turning in an opposite direction or position

    Synonyms : turn around
    Type Of : turn, turning
    Examples :
    • the reversal of the image in the lens
  3. a decision to reverse an earlier decision

    Synonyms : change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround
    Type Of : deciding, decision making
  4. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

    Synonyms : black eye, blow, reverse, setback
    Type Of : natural event, happening, occurrence, occurrent
  5. the act of reversing the order or place of

    Synonyms : transposition
    Type Of : reordering
  6. turning in the opposite direction

    Synonyms : reverse, reversion, turnabout, turnaround
    Type Of : reorientation, change of direction
  7. a change from one state to the opposite state

    Type Of : change of state
    Examples :
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  8. a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside

    Antonyms : affirmation
    Type Of : judicial decision, judgment, judgement


  1. similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

    Type Of : alikeness, likeness, similitude


  1. help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute

    Type Of : reconstruct, restore
    Examples :
    • The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated
    • After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated
  2. reinstall politically

    Antonyms : purge
    Type Of : reinstate
    Examples :
    • Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime
  3. restore to a state of good condition or operation

    Type Of : reconstruct, restore


  1. reacting to a stimulus

    Synonyms : reactive
  2. containing or using responses; alternating

    Synonyms : antiphonal
    Examples :
    • responsive reading
  3. readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

    Antonyms : unresponsive
    Examples :
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience


  1. rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

    Synonyms : rampant
  2. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

    Synonyms : nurture, raising
    Type Of : upbringing
  3. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    Synonyms : breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing
    Type Of : acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization