English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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How to use gain in a sentence?
Transparency in the public sector is much different than in the private sector, when you're in the public sector you have to gain the trust of constituents, those for and against you.
Islam is a religion of peace, muslims did not kill Americans on 9/11. A very small extremist group that can barely gain any footing, even in the most conservative Muslim circles committed heinous crimes on 9/11. Islam is a religion of peace.
The' g' in ghrelin stands for gain : This fast-acting hormone increases hunger and leads to weight gain.
We investigated it for a short period of time to see the scope of the Sanders campaign's exposure and then the breach was shut down presumably by the vendor, we did not gain any material benefit.
How is it that with all of this publicity and the thousands of students who have gone through that school, not one person has come forward and said, 'Oh yes, me too?' it's finally an opportunity for us to prove that it's all made up, false and an attempt to gain money. I'd rather it be tried in court than in the court of public opinion, which is the only thing that's happened so far.
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- Gewinn, gewinnenGerman
- κερδίζω, κέρδος, αποκτώGreek
- ganancia, ganarSpanish
- سود, بهرهPersian
- saavuttaa, hyöty, päästä päämäärään, vahvistus, voittaminen, voittoFinnish
- gagner, gainFrench
- prothaidScottish Gaelic
- nyereség, haszonHungarian
- վաստակ, ստանալ, շահիլArmenian
- lucro, acquisire, mettere su peso, profitto, guadagnare, aumentare, guadagnoItalian
- 増幅率, 進歩, 利得, 進展Japanese
- lucror, teneoLatin
- bekomen, winst, verkrijgen, aankomen, winnenDutch
- utbytte, forsterkningNorwegian
- усиление, получе́ние, получи́ть, приобрести́, приобрете́ние, усиле́ние, приобрета́ть, при́быль, получа́тьRussian
- vinst, förstärkningSwedish
- حاصل کرناUrdu
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