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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 ?
We were quite close to the hills, but the Warhoons were gaining so rapidly that we had given up all hope of reaching them in time.
He felt the necessity of gaining a firmer footing, and turned towards the road by the shortest secant line.
But horse and rider remained upright together, gaining ground by difficult degrees.
But the zigzag course that this necessitated was placing such a heavy handicap upon me that my pursuer was steadily gaining upon me.
We did not seem to be gaining, though; and neither did they.
The prescription for gaining muscle size is to lift as much weight as you can for six to 10 reps and three to five sets.
Gaining, losing, or maintaining bodyweight is primarily a function of two variables: caloric intake (consuming calories) and caloric output (expending calories).
What Can I Do to Avoid Gaining Weight When I Quit Smoking?
The focus is on gaining compliance from superiors, because upward influence is generally considered to be an essential dimension of organizational behavior,(11) managers' ability to exercise upward influence is closely linked to their overall leadership effectiveness,(12) and managers engaged in upxyard influence are at a relative power disadvantage, giving their strategic decisions increased significance.