- 1regain something to get back something you no longer have, especially an ability or a quality I struggled to regain some dignity. The party has regained control of the region. She paused on the edge, trying to regain her balance. He did not regain consciousness (= wake up after being unconscious) for several days.
- 2regain something (literary) to get back to a place that you have left They finally managed to regain the beach.
NAmE//rɪˈɡeɪn//, NAmE//ˌriˈɡeɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they regain
he / she / it regains
past simple regained
-ing form regaining