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.
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.
(a) Recover from illness or exertion
(b) Recover or regain (something lost or taken)
Recover, Revive, Improve, Mend, Convalesce, Recoup, Regain, Retrieve
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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