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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 classic literature ?
All the other knights gazed in astonishment, for he had almost gained the summit, and in another moment he would have reached the apple-tree; but of a sudden a huge eagle rose up and spread its mighty wings, hitting as it did so the knight's horse in the eye.
No, madame," replied Raoul; "on the contrary, he gained great glory and had the honor of being embraced by his highness, the prince, on the field of battle.
At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence.
We could hear the sounds of conversation coming from the room above, but the hall still was unlighted, nor was any one in sight as we gained the top of the runway.
A government may be changed either into an oligarchy, democracy, or a free state; when the magistrates, or any part of the city acquire great credit, or are increased in power, as the court of Areopagus at Athens, having procured great credit during the Median war, added firmness to their administration; and, on the other hand, the maritime force, composed of the commonalty, having gained the victory at Salamis, by their power at sea, got the lead in the state, and strengthened the popular party: and at Argos, the nobles, having gained great credit by the battle of Mantinea against the Lacedaemonians, endeavoured to dissolve the democracy.
Fouquet, who has half an hour's start, and who will have gained his boat within an hour.
Not that sort of victory which is defined by the capture of pieces of material fastened to sticks, called standards, and of the ground on which the troops had stood and were standing, but a moral victory that convinces the enemy of the moral superiority of his opponent and of his own impotence was gained by the Russians at Borodino.
We had now gained sufficient headway to hold our own on about even terms with Hooja's paddlers.
Across the open spaces we gained, and in the brush they caught up with us, and more than once it was nip and tuck.
1-6) Hestia, in the high dwellings of all, both deathless gods and men who walk on earth, you have gained an everlasting abode and highest honour: glorious is your portion and your right.