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tr.v. re·gained, re·gain·ing, re·gains
a. To recover possession of (something lost or taken away); get back: regained lost territory; regained their market share; regained the lead in the game.
b. To occupy again: regained his seat at the table
a. To have (the use or control of something) restored; get back: regained the ownership of the team.
b. To have the use of (a faculty, ability, or desirable condition) restored; be restored to (a normal or desirable condition): regained his balance; regained her confidence; regained their privacy.
3. To add back (body weight that has been lost).
a. To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
b. To manage to reach again: regained the summit.

re·gain′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.regaining - getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
clawback - finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way; "the Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received"
References in classic literature ?
But soon regaining his naturally firm voice, he continued: "His bad fortune is the true reason of my being here, for it would never do to abandon such a boy to the Hurons.
The importance of the document in question renders it advisable to neglect no possible, even if improbable, method of regaining it.
I tottered, and on regaining my equilibrium retired back a step or two from his chair.
He's rapidly regaining flesh since he lost his better half.
Bygrave an opportunity of repairing the error that he had committed, and of artfully regaining his lost place in Noel Vanstone's estimation.
On regaining the plaza I had my third glimpse of the captive girl.
Regaining my room, I threw myself panting upon the bed and tried to think.
During the expedition into Egypt, your General Bonaparte discovered traces of the works in the Desert of Suez; and, surprised by the tide, he nearly perished before regaining Hadjaroth, at the very place where Moses had encamped three thousand years before him.
He had learned that the pretended message from Anne of Austria, upon the faith of which he had come to Paris, was a snare; but instead of regaining England, he had, abusing the position in which he had been placed, declared to the queen that he would not depart without seeing her.
He thanked him with grateful cordiality for his kindly welcome, although he must at that moment have been suffering bitterly to find another dungeon where he had fondly reckoned on discovering a means of regaining his liberty.
cried D'Artagnan, raising his head and regaining his self-possession.
But, indeed, since there was no hope of regaining the friends of his boyhood, or ever seeing his dear sister again, Cadmus resolved to make himself happy with these new companions, who had grown so fond of him while following the cow.