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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 ?
For some time after regaining her senses, Alice gazed wonderingly about the interior of the little cabin, and then, with a satisfied sigh, said:
When he came again to the stream, the Ass fell down on purpose in the same spot, and, regaining his feet with the weight of his load much diminished, brayed triumphantly as if he had obtained what he desired.
On the day following Captain Bonneville's supervision of the industrious and frolicsome community of beavers, of which he has given so edifying an account, he succeeded in extricating himself from the Wind River Mountains, and regaining the plain to the eastward, made a great bend to the south, so as to go round the bases of the mountains, and arrived without further incident of importance, at the old place of rendezvous in Green River valley, on the 17th of September.
On regaining the plaza I had my third glimpse of the captive girl.
Hariri made a speech at the opening of the "Business and Financial forum: Regaining the Trust" at Phoenicia Hotel, organized by Confex, in collaboration with the Central Bank in which he said: "I am pleased that you picked for your meeting the title "Regaining the trust", which is the motto of our government.
Supernus currently anticipates regaining compliance with the filing requirement by filing its Quarterly Report prior to January 13, 2017, or, in the alternative, submitting to Nasdaq a plan to regain compliance.
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Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that people who perform resistance training while regaining weight can help maintain strides in reducing their risks for chronic disease.
The findings of this study indicate that regaining weight is very detrimental; however, exercise can counter those negative effects.
The 1957 winner Linwell was another to come close to regaining the crown, finishing second in 1959 after being brought down in 1958.