What does the word reclaim mean?

Usage examples for reclaim

  1. There is here also a great field for being of high service to the farmers who are attempting to reclaim the great deserts of the world. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  2. Toward the aborigines of the country no one can indulge a more friendly feeling than myself, or would go further in attempting to reclaim them from their wandering habits and make them a happy, prosperous people. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. When a man has begun to drink nothing can reclaim him from it. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock