Regain vs Retake - What's the difference?

regain | retake |


As verbs the difference between regain and retake

is that regain is to get back; to recover possession of while retake is to take something again.

As a noun retake is

a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again.

regain

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To get back; to recover possession of.
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    retake

    English

    Verb

  • to take something again
  • to take something back
  • to capture or occupy somewhere again
  • :The army tried repeatedly to retake the fort they had been driven from.
  • to photograph or film again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again