reclaim has definitions from the field of religion
1
[ verb ] claim back

Synonyms

repossess

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

They hope , of_course , to reclaim the non-Catholic population to the Catholic faith , and at every Sunday Benediction they recite by_heart the `` Prayer_for_England '' :

Related terms

get foreclose distrain

2
[ verb ] of materials from waste products

Synonyms

recover

Related terms

recycle save preserve

3
[ verb ] overcome the wildness of (an animal); make docile and tractable

Examples

"He tames lions for the circus"

4
[ verb ] (religion) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

Examples

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

5
[ verb ] make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state

Examples

"The people reclaimed the marshes"

Related terms

convert reclamation

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