[ UK /ɹɪklˈe‍ɪm/ ]
[ US /ɹiˈkɫeɪm/ ]
  1. claim back
  2. make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state
    The people reclaimed the marshes
  3. reuse (materials from waste products)
  4. 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
  5. overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    He tames lions for the circus
    reclaim falcons
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How To Use reclaim In A Sentence

  • It's all too easy for me to "pass" and let society define me as merely "kind of Jewish looking"; but I think I should begin to reclaim my heritage while my gran is still alive. I hope when the end comes it is painless
  • 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.
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