how to pronounce retrieve


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the above transcription of retrieve is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

retrieve is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of retrieve in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… like Oh to retrieve as you know we do …”

meaning of retrieve

Retrieve means to bring back something that has been lost or misplaced.

retrieve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word retrieve occurs in english on average 4.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retrieve can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retrieve can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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