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regain

re·gain

regain

 
 
pronunciation:
rih geIn
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: regained, regaining, regains
definition 1: to win or gain back, as after loss.
She worked hard to regain my trust.
synonyms:
recapture, recoup, recover, retrieve
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
recall, reclaim, recuperate, replevin, repossess, retake
definition 2: to reach or attain again.
He regained his foothold in the rock.
synonyms:
recover
similar words:
re-establish, reclaim, reinstate, retrieve, take back
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derivation: regainable (adj.)