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1. regain

verb. ['rɪˈgeɪn'] get or find back; recover the use of.

Synonyms

  • find
  • acquire
  • retrieve
  • get
  • recover

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • disappear
  • stay
  • forget

Etymology

  • gain (English)
  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)

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Rhymes with Regain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce regain?

Pronounce regain as rɪˈgeɪn.

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Sentences with regain


1. Verb, base form
Here are a few steps you PBS fans can take to regain your beloved PBS programming.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cancellation of the durable power of attorney occurs at death or when you regain mental capacity.

Quotes about regain


1. If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854.
- Abraham Lincoln

2. Let truth be told - women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and again look about them with an interested eye. While there's life there's hope is a connviction not so entirely unknown to the "betrayed"as some amiable theorists would have us believe.
- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

3. But the saddest difference between them was that Zazetsky, as Luria said, 'fought to regain his lost faculties with the indomitable tenacity of the damned,' whereas Dr P. was not fighting, did not know what was lost. But who was more tragic, or who was more damned -- the man who knew it, or the man who did not?
- Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

2. regain

verb. ['rɪˈgeɪn'] come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost.

Synonyms

  • locate
  • light upon
  • retrieve
  • discover
  • come across
  • find
  • feel
  • chance upon
  • rout up
  • chance on
  • get
  • acquire
  • recover
  • strike
  • attain
  • rout out
  • fall upon
  • come upon
  • happen upon

Antonyms

  • take away
  • keep quiet
  • gladden
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • gain (English)
  • gain (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
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