convalesce vs recuperate what difference

what is difference between convalesce and recuperate

English

Etymology

From Latin convalēscere, from con- (intensive prefix) + valēscere (to become strong), inchoative of valēre (to be strong).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɒn.vəˈlɛs/

Verb

convalesce (third-person singular simple present convalesces, present participle convalescing, simple past and past participle convalesced)

  1. To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness.
    The patient convalesced for six months after his stroke.

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • covalences

Latin

Verb

convalēsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of convalēscō

Portuguese

Verb

convalesce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of convalescer
  2. second-person singular imperative of convalescer


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin recuperō, recuperātus, a late form of reciperō (to get again, regain, recover). Doublet of recover.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈk(j)uːpəˌɹeɪt/

Verb

recuperate (third-person singular simple present recuperates, present participle recuperating, simple past and past participle recuperated)

  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
    • 2002, Roger Beebe, Denise Fulbrook, Ben Saunders, Rock Over the Edge: Transformations in Popular Music Culture
      [] there is also the danger [] that such a critique recuperates gender in terms that quite literally invisiblize the very issues of race and ethnicity []

Related terms

  • recuperation

Translations

Further reading

  • recuperate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • recuperate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • recuperate at OneLook Dictionary Search

Italian

Verb

recuperate

  1. inflection of recuperare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of recuperato

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /re.ku.peˈraː.te/, [ɾɛkʊpɛˈɾäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /re.ku.peˈra.te/, [rɛkupɛˈrɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

recuperāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of recuperō

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