[ UK /ɹɪklˈeɪm/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈkɫeɪm/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈkɫeɪm/ ]
- claim back
make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state
The people reclaimed the marshes
- reuse (materials from waste products)
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
overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
He tames lions for the circus
How To Use reclaim In A Sentence
- Their devotion, if extreme, is driven by one goal to reclaim their neighbourhood.
- What powers can it realistically reclaim having surrendered control of the club structure in 1992? Times, Sunday Times
- Their EcoVeil shadecloth is the first Cradle to Cradle shadecloth that can be reclaimable and recyclable. GreenBuildingTalk: Furniture, Flooring, and More at NEOCON ‘08
- Now fully recovered, she wanted to reclaim her body and lose some of the weight she had gained as a result of all the medication.
- Rather than supporting businesses that seek to reclaim brownfield land, however, many cities have in place archaic laws full of clauses and subclauses that add further time and cost to a project.
- The wooden frame is constructed from reclaimed floorboards. Times, Sunday Times
- To reclaim your disk memory, you need to clean up these unnecessary and unwanted files.
- Mr Wilshaw promotes the idea of replacement of the damaged stones with reclaimed ashlars.
- They are convicted and must, if the US people are to reclaim their until now unchallenged position as torch-bearers for a better world, be booted out of office at the earliest opportunity.
- I took a tentative sip of my wine: a muddy Pinot Grigio from the reed-riddled fields of some reclaimed Italian marsh. THE CALLIGRAPHER