From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishregainre‧gain /rɪˈɡeɪn/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 1 GETto get something back, especially an ability or quality, that you have lost SYN recover The family never quite regained its former influence. He somehow managed to regain his balance. Government forces have regained control of the city. When she regained consciousness (=woke up after being unconscious), she was lying on the floor. He looked stunned, but he soon regained his composure (=became calm again). The doctors don’t know if he will ever regain the use of his legs.2 literaryREACH to reach a place againCOLLOCATIONSnounsregain controlThe authorities failed to regain control of the situation.regain powerThe central issue facing the Labour Party is how to regain power.regain consciousness (=be able to see, move, and understand what is happening around you again)He died three days later without regaining consciousness.regain your balance (=become steady again, so that you do not fall over)She staggered a little before regaining her balance.regain your composure (=become calm again)He paused for a few moments to regain his composure.regain your strength/healthFirst he must rest and regain his strength.regain your confidenceThe players need help in regaining their confidence.regain the leadHamilton regained the lead in the drivers' championship.regain the initiative (=get back into a position in which you are controlling a situation)In the months that followed, the government gradually regained the initiative. → See Verb table
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regainNow, having regained a little strength of her own, she seemed cruelly intent on conquering him.But the power of men like Allen ebbed quickly after segregationist Democrats regained command of the Legislature in 1872.Republicans hope to regain control of the House of Representatives.The army is struggling to regain control over the southern part of the country, It is unsure whether Kahn will regain full use of his right hand.Slowly a sense of her own power made itself clear to her, and she regained her composure.He rocked for a moment on the edge, his arms circling wildly, desperately trying to regain his balance.The Ford driver was furious and trying to regain his place, a very dangerous manoeuvre.Bill spent two weeks in the hospital regaining his strength after the operation.With them went went whatever chance I ever had of regaining my childhood.I don't know if I can ever regain my faith in him after what he's done.Iowa State regained the lead in the second half.All of them found ways to reduce the toxicity and to regain their health and improve their productivity.Your front wheels are sliding; you must regain traction, grip.regain ... balanceHe rocked for a moment on the edge, his arms circling wildly, desperately trying to regain his balance.When she regained her balance and looked around he - if indeed it had been he - had vanished.Evelyn just managed to regain her balance and prevent herself from falling out.Then investors regained their balance, and the market resumed its upward climb.Zulei hopped backwards, trying to regain her balance, her mouth a rictus of hate.In the second her father took to regain his balance she smashed the glass and grabbed one of them.
From King Business Dictionaryregainre‧gain /rɪˈgeɪn/ verb regain (lost) ground to start to be more successful again after a difficult period of timeThe dollar regained some of its lost ground today.He stressed that the company was confident of regaining lost ground thanks to new product promotions.→ See Verb table