◄ Reclaim ►

1. (v. t.) To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of\.

2. (v. t.) To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.

3. (v. t.) To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting.

4. (v. t.) To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals.

5. (v. t.) Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc.

6. (v. t.) To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform.

7. (v. t.) To correct; to reform; -- said of things.

8. (v. t.) To exclaim against; to gainsay.

9. (v. i.) To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.

10. (v. i.) To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.

11. (v. i.) To draw back; to give way.

12. (n.) The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.

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