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retrieve (v.)

early 15c., retreven, "find or discover again," originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose," from Greek tropos "a turn, way, manner" (from PIE root *trep- "to turn").

Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c. Specifically, of a dog, "to find and bring to hand game wounded or killed by a sportsman" is by 1856. The mental sense of "recall, recover by effort of memory" is from 1640s; computer sense of "obtain (stored information) again" is by 1962.

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Definitions of retrieve from WordNet

retrieve (v.)
get or find back; recover the use of;
Synonyms: recover / find / regain
retrieve (v.)
go for and bring back;
retrieve the car from the parking garage
retrieve (v.)
run after, pick up, and bring to the master;
train the dog to retrieve
retrieve (v.)
recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;
Synonyms: remember / recall / call back / call up / recollect / think
From wordnet.princeton.edu