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recover from (someone or something)

1. To return to good health after some illness or injury. Often used in the continuous tense to indicate an ongoing recovery. My brother is still recovering from malaria after coming back from his trip to Kenya. I'm still recovering from a broken ankle, so I'm afraid I won't be coming on the ski trip in December.
2. To return to stable, competitive, or composed position or status after some difficult, troublesome, or threatening situation. Things are better on the whole, but many businesses haven't yet recovered from the economic crisis. The team managed to recover from a disastrous start to the game, and they're now in a position where they could possibly win the whole thing. Georgina always finds it hard to recover from her in-laws' visits.
3. To get something back that had been taken or possessed by someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recover" and "from." I haven't been able to recover my money from the company I invested in yet. They recovered the ball from the other team within range of a field goal.
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recover from someone or something

to get over an experience with someone or something. My great-uncle just left, and it will take a day or two to recover from him. I hope I recover from his visit soon.
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recover from something

to recuperate from a disease. I hope I recover from this cough soon. She recovered from her cold soon enough to go on the trip.
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recover something from someone or something

to retrieve or salvage something from someone, something, or some place. The police recovered my purse from the thief who had taken it. Mary recovered her deposit from the failed bank.
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* Recoverers recouped lost value by the 50th trading day following the disaster, posting a 5% plus cumulative impact on shareholder value by that time.
An "open all hours" approach to business continuity will help companies like Taylor Wessing to be among the best recoverers.
For recoverers, the initial loss after the crisis event was 5 percent of capitalization on average; for nonrecoverers, the loss was 11 percent.
The essential distinctions between recoverers and nonrecoverers appear to be that:
When the Leprosy Prevention Law was repealed in 1996, the Japanese government admitted that the law violated the human rights of those with Hansen's disease; however, the social stigma against the disease recoverers remains.
Many people, including Hansen's disease recoverers, have been working to remove this social stigma.
At first glance, the activities of Hansen's disease recoverers to reduce stigma may seem to fit category (b), but their activities go further.
For example, in November 2003, a spa hotel in Kumamoto Prefecture refused entry to 18 Hansen's disease recoverers who were living in a sanatorium, Kikuchi Keifuen, saying 'we cannot allow recoverers to stay at our hotel as long as social understanding isn't ready'.
Firms affected by catastrophes can be classified into two relatively distinct groups - recoverers and nonrecoverers.