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
(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
With late repentance now they would retrieveDryden
The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.
2. To recall; to bring back.
To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.Berkeley.
3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.Prior.
There is much to be done . . . and much to be retrieved.Burke.
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.
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.
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