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gain

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gain

  1. 1 something added (as by growth) attributed her recent weight gain to the medication she was taking Synonyms of gain accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, increase, increment, more, plus, proliferation, raise, rise, step-up, supplement, uptickWords Related to gain accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms of gain deduction, subtractionAntonyms of gain abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down

  2. 2 the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received the company posted a substantial fourth-quarter gain, signaling an end to their money-losing ventures Synonyms of gain earnings, profit, lucre, net, payoff, proceeds, returnWords Related to gain cleanup, killing, windfall; bottom line; gross, sales; compensation, emolument, income, pay, payment, remittal, requital, salary, wages; interest, return, revenue, yieldNear Antonyms of gain charge, cost, disbursement, expenditure, expense, loss, outgo, outlay

  3. 3 usually gains pl  an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property net gains this year were better than last Synonyms of gain earnings, income(s), incoming(s), proceeds, profit, return, revenue, yieldWords Related to gain killing, windfall; salary, take-home pay, tips, wages; bankroll, capital, coffers, exchequer, finances, funds, money, pocket, pocketbook, resources, wherewithalNear Antonyms of gain charge, cost, disbursement, expenditures, expenses, outgo, outlay


gain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gain

  1. 1 to gradually increase in our hopes were raised as the movement gained strength Synonyms of gain build up, gather, grow (in), pick up Words Related to gain double (in), triple (in); accrue, accumulate, amass; excite, stimulate; enhance, enlarge, enrich, expand, extend, maximize; boost, elevate, jack (up), mount, ramp (up), step up Near Antonyms of gain abate, decline (in), diminish (in), dip, dwindle, fall (in), lessen, taper, taper off Antonyms of gain decrease (in), lose

  2. 2 to receive as return for effort gained her affections with his boyishly shy manner Synonyms of gain acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, earn, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winWords Related to gain clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms of gain accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms of gain forfeit, lose

  3. 3 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness is steadily gaining after his bout with the flu and will be back on his feet soon Synonyms of gain come back, convalesce, heal, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap backWords Related to gain come around, come round, come to, improve, pick up, revive; cheer (up), perk (up); pull through, survive; recruitNear Antonyms of gain ail, collapse, come down, sicken; decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsen; regress, relapse

  4. 4 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number the new version of the car gained in both width and length compared to the earlier model Synonyms of gain accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to gain jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of gain contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  5. 5 to obtain (as a goal) through effort vowed to gain control of the company by any means necessary Synonyms of gain attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], achieve, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, winWords Related to gain acquire, capture, carry, draw, garner, get, land, make, obtain, procure, realize, secure; amount (to), approach, equal, match, measure up (to), meet, rival, tie, touch; beat, excel, outdo, surpass, topNear Antonyms of gain fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose

  6. 6 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest request the radical party was able to gain some supporters with intense recruitment on college campuses Synonyms of gain argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, persuade, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)Words Related to gain blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)Near Antonyms of gain deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell



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