regain

After you get off of a crazy carnival ride, you'll probably have to regain your balance, or get it back.

Any time you've lost something and want to recover it, you hope to regain it. If your friend is furious with you because you didn't keep a secret she told you, you'll probably try to regain her trust and as a result, regain her friendship.

Definitions of regain
  1. verb
    get or find back; recover the use of
    “She regained control of herself”
    synonyms: find, recover, retrieve
    find
    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
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    types:
    access
    obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
    address
    access or locate by address
    log in, log on, log-in
    enter a computer
    type of:
    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  2. verb
    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    synonyms: find
    find
    obtain through effort or management
    find, recover, retrieve
    get or find back; recover the use of
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    Antonyms:
    lose
    miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
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    feel
    find by testing or cautious exploration
    locate, turn up
    discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike
    find unexpectedly
    rout out, rout up
    get or find by searching
    unearth
    bring to light
    nail, pinpoint
    locate exactly
    type of:
    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
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