Synonyms of gain in English:

gain


See definition of gain

verb

1‘he gained an entrance scholarship to the college’

SYNONYMS
obtain, get, acquire, come by, procure, secure, attain, achieve, earn, win, capture, clinch, pick up, carry off, reap, gather
receive, be given, be awarded, come away with
informal land, net, bag, pot, scoop, wangle, swing, score, nab, collar, cop, hook, get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, walk away with, walk off with
ANTONYMS

lose

2‘the workers gain high salaries’

SYNONYMS
earn, bring in, make, get, get paid, pocket, clear, gross, net, realize
informal rake in, haul in, bag

3‘they stood to gain from the deal’

SYNONYMS
profit, make money, reap financial reward, reap benefits, benefit
do well out of, make capital out of
informal make a killing, milk, cash in on
ANTONYMS

lose

4‘all four patients recovered and gained weight’

SYNONYMS
increase in, put on, add on, build up
acquire more of something
ANTONYMS

lose

5‘we were in the lead but the others were gaining on us’

SYNONYMS
catch up with, catch up on, catch someone up, catch, narrow the gap between, get nearer to, draw nearer to, close in on, creep up on, come up to, approach, near

6‘it took a while to gain the high ridge’

SYNONYMS
reach, arrive at, get to, come to, get as far as, make, make it to, attain, set foot on
end up at, land up at, fetch up at
informal hit, wind up at

noun

1‘his gain from the deal was negligible’

SYNONYMS
profit, earnings, income, advantage, benefit, reward, emolument, yield, return, winnings, receipts, proceeds, dividend, interest, percentage, takings
informal pickings, cut, take, rake-off, divvy, whack, slice of the cake
British informal bunce
ANTONYMS

loss

2‘the effect of overeating is weight gain’

SYNONYMS
increase, augmentation, addition, rise, increment, accretion, accumulation
ANTONYMS

decrease

3‘he made the biggest gain in the last leg of the race’

SYNONYMS
advance, advancement, progress, forward movement, headway, improvement, step forward

Phrases

    gain time

    ‘the government was using the negotiations to gain time’


    SYNONYMS

    play for time, stall, procrastinate, delay, use delaying tactics, temporize, hold back, hang back, hang fire, dally, drag one's feet, use dilatory tactics

    informal

    put something on the back burner

    gain ground

    ‘the trend is gaining ground rapidly’


    SYNONYMS

    make headway, make progress, make strides, progress, advance, proceed, move, get on, get ahead, come on, come along

    informal

    be getting there

    ANTONYMS

    retrogress, stagnate