re·​at·​tain (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈtān How to pronounce reattain (audio)
reattained; reattaining; reattains

transitive verb

: to attain (something) again : regain
Some associates of Mubarak who fell from favor with his ouster have moved to reattain positions of power …Laura King
reattainment noun
Sharp's reattainment of potency and artistic prowess are achieved through an act of aggression. James Penner

Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reattain was in 1595

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“Reattain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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