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Synonyms for gain

Synonyms for gain

to come into possession of

to obtain possession or control of

to acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort

to succeed in doing

to receive, as wages, for one's labor

to derive advantage

to achieve an increase of gradually

to reach (a goal or objective)

something earned, won, or otherwise acquired

Synonyms for gain

a quantity that is added

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

obtain

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win something through one's efforts

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rise in rate or price

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increase or develop

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References in periodicals archive ?
State Attorney General Bob Butterworth revoked automatic gain time in 1992 to prevent violent inmates from leaving prison early.
Project objectives : The project aims at reducing the use of ferries and boats between both sides of the rivers, which contributes to gain time for users of bridges and improve traffic.
He added that "the current situation that the country is going through and especially the relationship between the province and the center needs practical steps," noting that "this matter does not exist in other party who is trying to gain time.
He urged all sides to gain time and discuss draft laws which have been discussed previously and not to start from scratch, demanding to place a bill agreed on by the 128 deputies in order to maintain security.
Even the West is using the Annan plan to gain time and we are paying the price.
The offer was swiftly rejected by the opposition as just another plot by the regime to gain time.
Geelani had also described the exercise of sending interlocutors to the Valley, as a strategy of the Central Government to gain time, as they were 'not sincere' towards finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem.
Schleck had to gain time on the final day in the Pyrenees and he launched his attack halfway up the 18.
He lost time (to Denis Menchov and Sanchez) and he could not gain time on me and, as we saw, his team rode on the front all day.
He lost time (to Denis Menchov and Sanchez) and could not gain time on me and, as we saw, his team rode on the front all day.
The rapid ascent saw Schleck and Contador gain time on five riders and set up a sprint finish won by Frenchman Casar from Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse D'Epargne) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese).
Some observers say Al Houthi rebels are only focused on solving the conflict with Saudi Arabia and keep procrastinating with the Yemeni government to gain time to re-organise themselves for war.
He said: "It's going to be difficult to gain time, even now - we'll have to see.
It's going to be difficult to gain time, even now - we'll have to see in the next couple of days,' he told Eurosport.
tactic of using diplomacy to gain time before launching military operations.