Definitions for reclaimrɪˈkleɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or re•claim 2
to claim the return or restoration of, as a right or possession.
Origin of re-claim:
to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
to bring back to a more positive or wholesome way of life; rescue or reform.
Ref: re-claim. 1
Origin of reclaim:
1250–1300; (v.) ME recla(i)men < OF reclamer (tonic s. reclaim-) < L reclāmāre to cry out against
reuse (materials from waste products)
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify(verb)
bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
"The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state
"The people reclaimed the marshes"
domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame(verb)
overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
"He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
The calling back of a hawk.
The bringing back or recalling of a person; the fetching of someone back.
An effort to take something back, to reclaim something.
To return land to a suitable condition for use.
To obtain useful products from waste; to recycle.
To return someone to a proper course of action; to reform.
To claim something back; to repossess.
To tame or domesticate a wild animal.
Origin: From reclaimer (noun recleim), reclamer (noun reclaim), from reclamare.
to claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of
to call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call
to call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting
to reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals
hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc
to call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform
to correct; to reform; -- said of things
to exclaim against; to gainsay
to cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions
to bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform
to draw back; to give way
the act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery
Translations for reclaim
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to ask for (something one owns which has been lost, stolen etc and found by someone else)
A wallet has been found and can be reclaimed at the manager's office.
- opgehaal, opgetelAfrikaans
- يُطالِب بِحَق مَفْقودArabic
- recuperarPortuguese (BR)
- žádat zpět, reklamovatCzech
- få tilbageDanish
- ζητώ να μου επιστραφεί κτ.Greek
- tagasi küsimaEstonian
- پس گرفتنFarsi
- לִדרוֹש בְּחֲזָרָהHebrew
- पुन: प्राप्त करनाHindi
- zahtijevati natragCroatian
- visszakövetel, -igényelHungarian
- meminta kembaliIndonesian
- (chiedere la restituzione)Italian
- 반환을 요구하다Korean
- pieprasīt atpakaļLatvian
- mendapatkan kembaliMalay
- få tilbake, avhenteNorwegian
- dochodzić zwrotu, odebrać, zgłosić się poPolish
- پس گرفتنPersian
- بياغوښتل، بياادعاكول، له نوىكول، اصلاح كول، جوړول، ودانول، رام كول، په لاس راوړل(له فاضله موادوڅخهPashto
- a reclamaRomanian
- требовать обратноRussian
- žiadať späťSlovak
- zahtevati nazajSlovenian
- tražiti povraćajSerbian
- geri istemek/almakTurkish
- 領回Chinese (Trad.)
- просити повернутиUkrainian
- واپس لیناUrdu
- giành lạiVietnamese
- 找回，收回Chinese (Simp.)
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