Learning English

Word: Recuperate

Recuperate (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Boris Johnson has thanked the NHS for saving his life as he left hospital to recuperate at Chequers, after a week of treatment for Covid-19.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” It has been more than two decades now since a 1996 issue of Lifemagazine depicted a Pakistani boy sewing a Nike soccer ball, reportedly for six cents per hour. After the story, the company lost more than half its market capitalisation in just one year – it took Nike six years of demonstrated social responsibility to recuperate. Even today Nike is – fairly or unfairly – ranked low on lists of ethical companies. It has survived financially, but the reputation of the brand may never recover.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning:

(a) Recover from illness or exertion

(b) Recover or regain (something lost or taken)

Synonyms

Recover, Revive, Improve, Mend, Convalesce, Recoup, Regain, Retrieve

Antonyms

Devolve, Degenerate, Deteriorate

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Re-CUPER-ate” should remind you of “SUPER“. Yes! Imagine yourself suffering from some illness when suddenly, after having a miracle drug, you start feeling super! You have thus recuperated from the illness (or a loss a business – whichever may be the case)! Yaay!

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[Imagine yourself feeling SUPER, after recuperating from an illness or recovering some loss]

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