Q: What is the Antonym or Opposite word of Retrieve?

  • Retrieve
  • General Meaning Reclaim, Redeem, To get something back
    Usage Retrieve is a verb that can be used typically to get something back from someone’s possession or control. It can also be used for the act of rescuing or saving someone.
  • Antonym 1 Lose
    Meaning 1 Repossess
    Sentence 1 The police have managed to retrieve some of the stolen money including hard cash and bonds worth two million US dollars.
  • Antonym 2 Sink
    Meaning 2 To get back information that has been stored in the memory of computer.
    Sentence 2 Google is the best search engine that allows you to retrieve items quickly stored in its super computers.
  • Antonym 3 Relapse
    Meaning 3 To improve a situation from bad to better
    Sentence 3 1. Employers are anxious to retrieve the investment they have made in training the new-comers.
    2. Tom can only retrieve the situation by apologizing from the boss.


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