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English verb: regain

1. regain (possession) get or find back; recover the use of

SamplesShe regained control of herself.
She found her voice and replied quickly.

Synonymsfind, recover, retrieve

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)access

Verb groupfind, regain

2. regain (possession) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

SamplesDid you find your glasses?.
I cannot find my gloves!.

ExamplesThey regain the money in the closet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, feel, happen upon, light upon, locate, rout out, rout up, strike, turn up

Verb groupfind, find, recover, regain, retrieve


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