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  1. [noun] a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
    Synonyms: addition, increase

  2. [noun] the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    Synonyms: profit

  3. [noun] the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
    Synonyms: amplification

  4. [noun] the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating

  5. [verb] obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden"
    Synonyms: derive

  6. [verb] win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
    Synonyms: acquire, win

  7. [verb] derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
    Synonyms: profit, benefit

  8. [verb] reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
    Synonyms: reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at

  9. [verb] obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
    Synonyms: advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, ground

  10. [verb] rise in rate or price; "The stock market gained 24 points today"
    Synonyms: advance

  11. [verb] increase in; "gain momentum"; "gain nerve"

  12. [verb] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
    Synonyms: take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in

  13. [verb] increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
    Synonyms: put on


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