- to get back into one's possession; recover
- to succeed in reaching again; get back to
Origin of regainMiddle French regaigner: see re- and gain
transitive verbre·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.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present regains, present participle regaining, simple past and past participle regained)
From re- +"Ž gain.