Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reclaim

5 senses of reclaim

Sense 1
reclaim, repossess -- (claim back)
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 2
reclaim, recover -- (reuse (materials from waste products))
       => recycle, reprocess, reuse -- (use again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes")

Sense 3
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
reclaim -- (make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state; "The people reclaimed the marshes")
       => convert -- (change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers")

Sense 5
domesticate, domesticize, domesticise, reclaim, tame -- (overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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