Retributive to Return

(Re*trib"u*tive Re*trib"u*to*ry), a. [Cf. LL. retributorius worthy of retribution.] Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment; as, retributive justice; retributory comforts.

(Re*triev"a*ble) a. [From Retrieve.] That may be retrieved or recovered; admitting of retrieval.Re*triev"a*ble*ness, n.Re*triev"a*bly, adv.

(Re*triev"al) n. The act retrieving.

(Re*trieve") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrieved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Retrieving.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find again, recover F. retrouver; pref. re- re- + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See Trover.]

1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.

With late repentance now they would retrieve
The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.

2. To recall; to bring back.

To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.

3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.

Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.

There is much to be done . . . and much to be retrieved.

Syn. — To recover; regain; recruit; repair; restore.

(Re*trieve") v. i. (Sport.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. Walsh.

(Re*trieve"), n.

1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

2. The recovery of game once sprung; — an old sporting term. [Obs.] Nares.

(Re*trieve"ment) n. Retrieval.

(Re*triev"er) n.

1. One who retrieves.

2. (Zoöl.) A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded.

(Re*trim") v. t. To trim again.

(Ret"ri*ment) n. [L. retrimentum.] Refuse; dregs. [R.]

(Retro-). [L. retro, adv., backward, back. Cf. Re-.] A prefix or combining form signifying backward, back; as, retroact, to act backward; retrospect, a looking back.

(Re`tro*act") v. i. [Pref. retro- + act.] To act backward, or in return; to act in opposition; to be retrospective.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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