from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To return to health or strength; recover.
- intransitive v. To recover from financial loss.
- transitive v. To restore to health or strength.
- transitive v. To regain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
- v. To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.
- transitive v. To recover; to regain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To recover; regain: as, to recuperate one's health or spirits.
- To recoup.
- To recover; regain strength or health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. get over an illness or shock
- v. regain a former condition after a financial loss
- v. restore to good health or strength
- v. regain or make up for
Latin recuperāre, recuperāt- : re-, re- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin recuperātus, from recuperāre ("to get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recover"), present active infinitive of recuperō. (Wiktionary)