NOTE: can be metaphorical. The item being reclaimed does not change its state.
St. Louis reclaimed the title of America's most dangerous city,
which it last held in 2002.
Britain reclaimed the Falklands after Argentina declared sovreignty
Sunny reclaimed the lead in this year's Kentucky Derby and won.
Just like that, the aligators reclaimed the swamp.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: compare to sense 1, the item being reclaimed does change its state.
Early farmers reclaimed the swamplands for agricultural purposes.
The company's recycling plants reclaim plastic to produce plastic
pellets used in toys.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4
'I see my folly, and am ashamed of it, you have reclaimed me,
Harriet!' -Sir Walter Scott
The government reclaimed the streets from the drug dealers.
The Muscovian emperors reclaim eagles to go after foxes and other
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5