- vt. [计] 检索；恢复；重新得到
- vi. 找回猎物
- n. [计] 检索；恢复，取回
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来自古法语 retreuver,索回，找到，来自 re-,再，重新，trouver,找寻，找到，来自俗拉丁语*tropare, 找寻，词源同 trove,contrive.引申词义检索数据。
- retrieve:  To retrieve something is etymologically to ‘re-find’ it. The word comes from retreuv-, the stem of Old French retrover. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘again’ and trover ‘find’ (ancestor of modern French trouver and source of English troubadour and trove, as in treasure trove). Its original application in English was to dogs refinding game that had been temporarily lost (hence the term retriever ).
=> troubadour, trove
- retrieve (v.)
- early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.
- 1. He is the one man who could retrieve that situation.
- 2. Computers can instantly retrieve millions of information bits.
- 3. She bent to retrieve her comb from the floor.
- 4. He did his best to retrieve the situation, amidst some laughter.
- 5. He was determined to retrieve his honor.
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