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Synonyms for gain

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  1. gain

    A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.

    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

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  1. gainverb

    acquire, get, win, procure, obtain, profit, benefit, earn, attain, realize, achieve, reap, reach

    lose, forfeit, suffer

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  1. addition, increase, gainnoun

    a quantity that is added

    "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

    add-on, profit, improver, summation, amplification, increase, growth, increment, addition, accession, step-up, plus

    red, red ink, loss, lose weight, melt off, recede, reduce, slim, fall behind, thin, lose, slim down, fall back, drop off, slenderize

  2. profit, gainnoun

    the advantageous quality of being beneficial

    increase, profit, lucre, net income, earnings, profits, net, addition, amplification, net profit

    loss, red ink, red, fall behind, lose weight, reduce, recede, slim down, melt off, drop off, lose, slim, fall back, thin, slenderize

  3. amplification, gainnoun

    the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

    addition, elaboration, increase, profit, amplification

    red ink, red, loss, melt off, recede, slim, lose, fall back, slim down, slenderize, fall behind, reduce, thin, drop off, lose weight

  4. gainverb

    the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

    addition, increase, profit, amplification

    red ink, loss, red, slim down, fall behind, drop off, reduce, fall back, slim, melt off, slenderize, lose, thin, recede, lose weight

  5. derive, gainverb


    "derive pleasure from one's garden"

    clear, gain ground, derive, make headway, infer, realise, reach, win, educe, get ahead, acquire, attain, pull ahead, deduce, take in, pull in, gather, deduct, descend, come, profit, hit, arrive at, advance, put on, realize, bring in, benefit, make, earn

    red ink, red, loss, slim down, reduce, fall back, thin, recede, fall behind, drop off, lose, lose weight, slenderize, melt off, slim

  6. acquire, win, gainverb

    win something through one's efforts

    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"

    take on, earn, derive, take in, benefit, bring home the bacon, get, come through, gather, hit, arrive at, attain, win, pull in, put on, reach, take, make headway, advance, make, assume, pull ahead, evolve, realise, deliver the goods, grow, develop, clear, profit, succeed, bring in, gain ground, produce, learn, realize, larn, adopt, get ahead, acquire

    loss, red, red ink, slenderize, lose, lose weight, slim down, slim, fall behind, fall back, thin, reduce, recede, melt off, drop off

  7. profit, gain, benefitverb

    derive a benefit from

    "She profited from his vast experience"

    clear, gain ground, derive, acquire, realise, reach, win, get ahead, make headway, attain, turn a profit, bring in, put on, take in, pull in, gather, do good, profit, hit, arrive at, advance, realize, pull ahead, benefit, make, earn

    red ink, loss, red, lose weight, fall behind, drop off, reduce, melt off, recede, lose, slim down, slenderize, fall back, thin, slim

  8. reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainverb

    reach a destination, either real or abstract

    "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

    wee-wee, take, put on, micturate, bring in, construct, chance on, come upon, draw, stool, cook, have, piddle, hold, chance upon, piss, polish off, constitute, run into, remove, discover, light upon, do, reach, earn, make believe, contact, collide with, get to, shit, hand, defecate, lay down, name, pass water, off, stimulate, make headway, progress to, create, crap, derive, take a shit, pretend, make water, ready, gather, strive, establish, extend to, realize, make up, strike, get through, dispatch, accomplish, give, attain, relieve oneself, pull in, wee, induce, form, pee, benefit, make, strain, ca-ca, pull ahead, get, prepare, bump off, murder, advance, profit, take in, come across, get ahead, score, stumble, build, shoot, turn over, throw, slay, arrive at, pee-pee, tally, impinge on, reach out, spend a penny, pip, fall upon, pass, puddle, take a crap, rack up, clear, hit, produce, gain ground, nominate, acquire, achieve, come to, take a leak, touch, win, happen upon, get hold of, cause, urinate, work, fix, realise, seduce, pass on

    red ink, loss, red, fall back, fall behind, recede, melt off, lose weight, reduce, slim down, lose, drop off, slenderize, thin, slim

  9. gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain groundverb

    obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

    "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

    throw out, earn, take in, benefit, bring home the bacon, pull in, come through, bring forward, gather, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, win, get along, supercharge, kick upstairs, put on, progress, pull ahead, acquire, make headway, advance, make, upgrade, encourage, further, come along, realise, deliver the goods, promote, boost, go on, gain ground, raise, clear, move on, get on, profit, elevate, derive, shape up, reach, bring in, come on, succeed, set ahead, march on, realize, get ahead

    loss, red ink, red, fall back, melt off, lose, recede, drop off, reduce, thin, fall behind, slim down, slim, lose weight, slenderize

  10. advance, gainverb

    rise in rate or price

    "The stock market gained 24 points today"

    throw out, earn, take in, benefit, supercharge, pull in, attain, bring forward, acquire, come along, arrive at, upgrade, get along, win, elevate, kick upstairs, put on, progress, hit, pull ahead, come on, make headway, advance, make, encourage, further, pass on, realise, promote, boost, go on, gain ground, raise, clear, move on, get on, profit, derive, shape up, reach, bring in, set ahead, march on, realize, gather, get ahead

    red, red ink, loss, melt off, fall behind, drop off, recede, fall back, thin, lose, slim, slenderize, reduce, lose weight, slim down

  11. gain, gatherverb

    increase or develop

    "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"

    earn, derive, take in, benefit, pile up, pull in, foregather, gather, hit, arrive at, attain, win, amass, put on, pull ahead, acquire, cumulate, meet, advance, make, garner, accumulate, forgather, realise, get together, gain ground, tuck, pull together, clear, pucker, conglomerate, profit, make headway, reach, bring in, assemble, realize, collect, get ahead

    loss, red ink, red, slim down, recede, thin, melt off, drop off, slim, fall behind, lose weight, slenderize, reduce, lose, fall back

  12. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inverb

    earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

    "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

    wee-wee, cause, receive, bring in, attract, make, arrive at, top, light up, recognise, draw, stool, have, solve, piddle, hold, overhear, draw in, sack, cod, unclutter, absorb, agnize, clear up, invite, garner, do, consume, earn, stimulate, pull, actualize, exculpate, assimilate, sort out, defecate, lay down, bring, make water, crystalise, name, pass water, actualise, exonerate, gull, make headway, crystalize, create, crap, collect, get to, pretend, cook, fool, suck, build, authorize, assoil, adopt, gather, understand, crystallise, straighten out, establish, pee, discharge, realize, sop up, constitute, make up, introduce, take up, give, attain, see, pull in, urinate, take, form, derive, catch, befool, benefit, net, acquit, substantiate, wee, ca-ca, pull ahead, get, recognize, prepare, suck in, micturate, soak up, agnise, watch, throw, advance, profit, reach, take a shit, get ahead, illuminate, score, view, piss, sack up, make believe, induce, dupe, ingest, brighten, put on, pee-pee, ready, shit, relieve oneself, fetch, spend a penny, elucidate, take in, gather in, enlighten, puddle, take a crap, clear, hit, produce, slang, gain ground, crystallize, acquire, suck up, move in, progress to, take a leak, authorise, get in, win, put one across, pass, put one over, nominate, shed light on, work, fix, realise, imbibe, seduce, construct

    loss, red ink, red, lose, slim, lose weight, slenderize, melt off, reduce, slim down, drop off, recede, fall behind, fall back, thin

  13. gain, put onverb

    increase (one's body weight)

    "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

    earn, take in, benefit, pull in, befool, gather, hit, arrive at, attain, win, slang, don, put on, put one across, pull ahead, acquire, make headway, fool, advance, make, assume, put one over, realise, apply, turn in, gain ground, clear, gull, profit, get into, cod, dupe, derive, reach, bring in, wear, mount, realize, get ahead

    red ink, red, loss, drop off, reduce, lose weight, thin, fall back, slenderize, recede, fall behind, lose, melt off, slim, slim down

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. gainnoun

    profit, advantage, benefit, emolument, lucre

  2. gainverb

    get, (by effort), acquire, obtain, procure, achieve, secure, carry, win, earn, get possession of

  3. gainverb

    conciliate, persuade, enlist, get the good will of, prevail upon, bring over, win over, gain over

  4. gainverb

    reach, attain, arrive at

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  1. gainnoun

    increase, profit, advantage, increment, acquisition, accumulation, accretion, store, hoarding, emolument, lucre

  2. gainverb

    get, acquire, achieve, win, obtain, attain, conciliate, persuade, induce

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  1. Christopher Dearborn:

    They will continue to downplay his role and play up the role of his older brother, trying to create the impression that his older brother was the puppeteer and he was the puppet, i don't think they have any hope of prevailing in the guilt phase, but their strategy will continue to be to gain some credibility with the jury by conceding what they had to concede and hoping to try to humanize the kid a little bit so that will carry over into the second phase of the trial.

  2. Philippians 413 Bible:

    For me to live is Christ; to die is gain." 1:21

  3. Peter Ballon:

    The UHC portfolio represents a valuable opportunity to enter the U.S. student housing sector with top-tier, well-located assets, this transaction enables us to gain immediate scale in the attractive U.S. student market.

  4. Natalie Smith:

    A contract which forces a woman to give up the right to make decisions about her body as part of a paid-for service would be a move towards a commercial model, this raises a raft of ethical questions... and the risk of surrogates being coerced through financial gain.

  5. Bei Wu:

    Given the staggering number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia each year, and the opportunity to improve oral health across the life span, it's important to gain a deeper understanding of the connection between poor oral health and cognitive decline.

Translations for gain

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  • ziskCzech
  • Gewinn, gewinnenGerman
  • κερδίζω, κέρδος, αποκτώGreek
  • ganancia, ganarSpanish
  • سود, بهرهPersian
  • saavuttaa, hyöty, päästä päämäärään, vahvistus, voittaminen, voittoFinnish
  • gagner, gainFrench
  • prothaidScottish Gaelic
  • קיבלHebrew
  • nyereség, haszonHungarian
  • վաստակ, ստանալ, շահիլArmenian
  • ganiarInterlingua
  • lucro, acquisire, mettere su peso, profitto, guadagnare, aumentare, guadagnoItalian
  • 増幅率, 進歩, 利得, 進展Japanese
  • 얻다Korean
  • lucror, teneoLatin
  • bekomen, winst, verkrijgen, aankomen, winnenDutch
  • utbytte, forsterkningNorwegian
  • ganharPortuguese
  • усиление, получе́ние, получи́ть, приобрести́, приобрете́ние, усиле́ние, приобрета́ть, при́быль, получа́тьRussian
  • vinst, förstärkningSwedish
  • ஆதாயம்Tamil
  • పొందుTelugu
  • вигратиUkrainian
  • حاصل کرناUrdu

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