French translation of 'reclaim'
(from sea, marsh) assécher
(from forest) défricher
(= make suitable for building) viabiliser
to be reclaimed by the sea (= flooded) [land, site] être englouti(e) par la mer
to be reclaimed by the desert [land, site] être recouvert(e) par le sable du désert
to reclaim the streets (from crime) rendre les rues plus sûres; (from traffic) rendre les rues aux piétons
3. (= claim back) [money, tax] demander le remboursement de
4. (= get back) [possessions, birthright, money, tax] récupérer
5. (= win back) [title, medal, place] reconquérir
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Example Sentences Including 'reclaim'
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Fine food and wine meet casual dining in a setting decked out from reclaimed wood.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
In baggage reclaim the ceiling is high and the rows of columns give the huge room the feeling of a cathedral.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Monks who took refuge on its islands began the first drainage works, reclaiming land for a few fields.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The check-in and baggage reclaim areas are underneath the runway apron and hundreds of marble pillars support the roof.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The new three-storey building will include a large immigration and baggage reclaim area, additional retail facilities and a public forecourt.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You can reclaim income tax on the donations to a trust and tax is not payable on its investment income.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You will then have to reclaim the tax from HMRC.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But you will not be able to reclaim the tax paid during the interim period.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Instead of spending all day on the phone or in front of a computer, he is meeting different people and has reclaimed family time.The Sun (2009)
It's in the heart of the resort and rooms are charmingly simple, with reclaimed wood walls and modern art.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Its new owners have revamped it with retro furniture and reclaimed wood panels.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Leaving it up to individuals to allow charities to reclaim tax on their personal donations is more costly for charities.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Rooms are decked out in reclaimed wood and have Smeg fridges with English bubbly.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The effect was pandemonium, both in the passport hall and at baggage reclaim.The Sun (2016)
The firm also sells reclaimed tiles and wood flooring.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We had flown out early and were through baggage reclaim by 9am on Friday.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can reclaim tax if it has been deducted.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Bert & May sells original patterned and utilitarian tiles, reclaimed wood and precious marble pieces.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There, it breached in two places, and in a single night the sea reclaimed it for its own.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
At least one military airbase has been built on the reclaimed land.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is not policing on the cheap but giving people confidence to reclaim their open spaces.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It's only fair for people to reclaim their belongings.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Officers attended and attempted to direct the group to baggage reclaim.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This covers anything from a failure to clear passenger queues to the time it takes for luggage to clear baggage reclaim.The Sun (2008)
What they have done is stop people reclaiming money.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Land was reclaimed from the sea; subway lines and bridges were built.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But there is reclaimed land to lose in America too.The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)
Land being reclaimed from salt marsh was once again covered by the storming high tides.EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)
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British English: reclaim VERB
item If you reclaim something that you have lost or that has been taken away from you, you succeed in getting it back.
...his hopes of reclaiming the crown he won four years ago.
British English: reclaim VERB
land When people reclaim land, they make it suitable for a purpose such as farming or building, for example by draining it or by building a barrier against the sea.
The nation has been reclaiming farmland from water.
Translation of reclaim from the Collins English to French Dictionary