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Synonyms for gain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addition, increase, gain(noun)

    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, gain(noun)

    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, gain(noun)

    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. gain(verb)

    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, gain(verb)


    "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, gain(verb)

    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, benefit(verb)

    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, gain(verb)

    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 ground(verb)

    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, gain(verb)

    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, gather(verb)

    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 in(verb)

    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 on(verb)

    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


  1. gain(3)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gain(v)

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

    lose, forfeit, suffer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gain(n.)

    profit, advantage, benefit, emolument, lucre

  2. gain(v. a.)

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

  3. gain(v. a.)

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

  4. gain(v. a.)

    reach, attain, arrive at

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gain(n)

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

  2. gain(v)

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

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How to use gain in a sentence?

  1. John Wagner:

    The net gain was that you didn't have those very prolonged periods of recovery.

  2. Zoroaster:

    He who sows the ground with care and diligence acquires greater stock of religious merit than he would gain by the repetition of 10,000 prayers. Zen Zoroaster

  3. Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    You can see from reading the papers that we are trying to acquire a platform together with our German competitors, to gain control over the platform which enables autonomous driving, for exactly these reasons, we have the goal of designing security into the software.

  4. Mark Natkin:

    When we go out and survey people about why they use Uber the most common response we get is, I'll try Uber when they're offering a promotion, it helps them gain mindshare.

  5. Jeffrey Flocken:

    Instead of killing it, they can be moved to a different area, be used to bring in photo tourism or eco-tourism -- something that doesn't kill the animal. People pay good money to go to Africa to see species like rhinos, and instead of just killing one for a quick monetary gain for a vainglorious American, it can be moved around to a different area if it is a problem with the herd.

Translations for gain

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  • ziskCzech
  • Gewinn, gewinnenGerman
  • αποκτώ, κερδίζω, κέρδοςGreek
  • ganancia, ganarSpanish
  • بهره, سودPersian
  • päästä päämäärään, voitto, voittaminen, vahvistus, hyöty, saavuttaaFinnish
  • gagner, gainFrench
  • prothaidScottish Gaelic
  • קיבלHebrew
  • haszon, nyereségHungarian
  • վաստակ, ստանալ, շահիլArmenian
  • ganiarInterlingua
  • guadagnare, profitto, mettere su peso, guadagno, aumentare, acquisire, lucroItalian
  • 利得, 進展, 増幅率, 進歩Japanese
  • 얻다Korean
  • teneo, lucrorLatin
  • bekomen, verkrijgen, aankomen, winnen, winstDutch
  • forsterkning, utbytteNorwegian
  • ganharPortuguese
  • получа́ть, при́быль, приобрета́ть, получе́ние, усиле́ние, приобрете́ние, приобрести́, получи́ть, усилениеRussian
  • vinst, förstärkningSwedish
  • ஆதாயம்Tamil
  • పొందుTelugu
  • вигратиUkrainian
  • حاصل کرناUrdu

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