Definition of reattain in US English:



[with object]
  • Attain (an objective or position) again.

    • ‘The only way we can reattain innocence is by glossing over our pasts, forgetting, and we're not always so good at that.’
    • ‘But 37 h elapsed before nitrate-starved cultures began dividing again and nitrate-starved cultures did not reattain maximum growth rates over the period investigated.’
    • ‘However, the rats needed more trials to reattain the learning criteria during the postoperative training.’
    • ‘Our company is capable of reattaining its premium rating over the medium term.’
    • ‘The refrigeration system is operated in a low speed cooling mode to reattain a temperature set point assigned to the conditioned space.’
    • ‘Especially in the realm of the technology of production, changes, if any, had been gradual over the centuries, and in some areas even ancient Roman standards had not been reattained.’
    • ‘As soon as her telepathic abilities discern that we have reattained REM sleep, she cries again.’
    • ‘I reattained my smile, and I looked over at Rachel.’
    • ‘My proposal is that we bring about a renaissance of Hinduism so that within its greatness which has been proven through many centuries we may reattain the past culture and civilization that we have lost.’
    return to, get back to, find one's way back to, reach again, rejoin
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