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gain

gain

 
pronunciation:
geIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: gained, gaining, gains
definition 1: to get.
He worked hard to gain respect.
synonyms:
acquire, obtain
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
achieve, attain, earn, gather, get, reap, secure
definition 2: to win or get by winning.
She gained the title of "Most Valuable Player."
antonyms:
lose
similar words:
achieve, attain, score, take
definition 3: to arrive at or reach.
We finally gained the entrance to the cave.
synonyms:
arrive at, attain, reach
similar words:
achieve
definition 4: to take on as an increase.
The doctor is glad that I'm gaining weight.
similar words:
add
definition 5: to get closer or move nearer (usually followed by "on").
"Faster! He's gaining on us!" panted Billy.
synonyms:
approach, close in on
similar words:
catch up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something gotten or gained; benefit.
She is a selfish person who does everything for her own gain.Where is the gain in hurting your brother?
synonyms:
advantage, benefit, profit
antonyms:
loss
similar words:
good, use
definition 2: an improvement or increase.
The baby's gain this month was two pounds.
synonyms:
improvement
antonyms:
loss
similar words:
achievement, advancement, increase, progress, rise
derivation: gainable (adj.)
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