recuperate

  1. regain or make up for

    Synonyms : recoup, recover
    Type Of : acquire, get
    Examples :
    • recuperate one's losses
  2. get over an illness or shock

    Synonyms : convalesce, recover
    Antonyms : deteriorate
    Type Of : meliorate, ameliorate, better, improve
  3. regain a former condition after a financial loss

    Synonyms : go back, recover
    Type Of : turn back, regress, retrovert, return, revert
    Examples :
    • The company managed to recuperate
  4. restore to good health or strength

    Type Of : cure, bring around, heal

recluse

  1. one who lives in solitude

    Synonyms : hermit, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte
    Type Of : lone hand, lone wolf, loner
  2. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

    Synonyms : reclusive, withdrawn

receptacle

  1. a container that is used to put or keep things in

    Type Of : container
  2. an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert

    Type Of : fitting
  3. enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

    Type Of : plant part, plant structure

recapitulate

  1. summarize briefly

    Synonyms : recap
    Type Of : sum up, summarise, resume, summarize
    Examples :
    • Let's recapitulate the main ideas
  2. repeat an earlier theme of a composition

    Synonyms : repeat, reprise, reprize
    Type Of : play, spiel
  3. repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

    Type Of : reduplicate, repeat, double, duplicate, replicate

recant

  1. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

    Synonyms : abjure, forswear, resile, retract
    Type Of : disown, renounce, repudiate

rebuttal

  1. (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder

    Synonyms : rebutter
    Type Of : pleading
  2. the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument

    Type Of : defence, defense, refutation

raze

  1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground

    Synonyms : dismantle, level, pull down, rase, take down, tear down
    Type Of : destroy, destruct

raucous

  1. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough

    Synonyms : rowdy
    Examples :
    • a raucous party
  2. unpleasantly loud and harsh

    Synonyms : strident

ratify

  1. approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

    Synonyms : sign
    Type Of : formalise, formalize, validate

rant

  1. talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

    Synonyms : jabber, mouth off, rabbit on, rave, spout
    Type Of : mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  2. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

    Synonyms : blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian
    Type Of : grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, rhetoric, grandiloquence
  3. a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

    Synonyms : harangue, ranting
    Type Of : declamation