regather

verb

re·​gath·​er (ˌ)rē-ˈga-t͟hər How to pronounce regather (audio)
 also  -ˈge-
regathered; regathering
: to gather again or anew: such as
a
transitive : to bring (someone or something) together once more : reunite, recruit
regathering our forces
b
transitive : to summon up (something, such as one's courage) again
… the winner has to regather his energy for the final the next day.Herbert Warren Wind
c
intransitive : to come together anew : to become whole again
Storm clouds regathered over the hills.
The crowd regathered after the storm.

Examples of regather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rookie Jalen Green scored the first seven points of overtime (Houston would have 10 consecutive), and the game was instantly out of reach, the Lakers unable to regather their footing. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 On their second possession, the Crusaders relied on runs and quick passes to regather themselves. Nate Fields, The Enquirer, 14 Nov. 2021 Forecasters said the now-tropical depression was expected to regather and head toward Cuba and possibly the Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Star Tribune, 5 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regather was in 1543

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“Regather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regather. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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