big, considerable, dramatic, enormous, huge, impressive, major, real, significant, spectacular, substantial, tremendous

This change in the tax system will mean big gains for some companies.

solid, strong

The party has made solid gains in all areas of the country.

minimal, modest, small
double-digit (business, esp. AmE)
rapid, steady
long-term, short-term
annual, daily, monthly, etc.
net, overall

The party made an overall gain of 39 seats.

ill-gotten gains

She tucked her ill-gotten gains into her purse and left.

personal, private

They were found to have used the investments for their private gain.

commercial, economic, financial, material, monetary

There will be no financial gain for mothers from this new system.

electoral (esp. BrE), political

the right made huge electoral gains

military, territorial
fat (AmE), weight

She was upset by her recent weight gain.

efficiency, productivity

There is still scope for efficiency gains.

achieve, make, reap

He is already reaping political gains.

maximize, minimize
increase, reduce

There needs to be joint political action to consolidate the gains of the elections.

bring (sb), produce, yield

Better workplace design can bring real gains in productivity.


Volunteers give their time without seeking any monetary gain.


August showed a gain of 144 000 jobs.


The party has an uphill battle to offset the gains made by other parties.


The costs far outweigh any efficiency gains.

reverse, wipe out

War and poverty have reversed previous gains in children's health.

for gain

It's amazing what some people will do for gain.

gain from

€3.9 million gains from the sale of stock

gain in

Last year there was only a modest gain in earnings.

quickly, rapidly
gradually, slowly, steadily

His ideas gradually gained acceptance.

immediately, suddenly
eventually, finally, ultimately
enormously, immensely, significantly

The industry will gain enormously from the new proposals.

stand to

The company stands to gain a lot from this government plan.

expect to, hope to

What do you hope to gain by this action?

attempt to, seek to, strive to, try to

Protesters tried to gain access to the palace.

fail to

We all gained a lot from the experience.

have everything, little, a lot, nothing, etc. to gain, have everything, little, a lot, nothing, etc. to be gained

Why not give it a go? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I don't think there's anything to be gained from this course of action.

Gain is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑index, ↑watch
Gain is used with these nouns as the object: ↑acceptance, ↑access, ↑acclaim, ↑admiration, ↑admirer, ↑admission, ↑admittance, ↑advantage, ↑affection, ↑ally, ↑altitude, ↑appreciation, ↑approval, ↑assurance, ↑attention, ↑autonomy, ↑backing, ↑bearing, ↑benefit, ↑clarity, ↑clout, ↑command, ↑compensation, ↑competence, ↑composure, ↑confidence, ↑consent, ↑control, ↑convert, ↑cooperation, ↑credibility, ↑currency, ↑custody, ↑degree, ↑diploma, ↑doctorate, ↑dominance, ↑edge, ↑efficiency, ↑employment, ↑entrance, ↑entry, ↑exemption, ↑experience, ↑expertise, ↑exposure, ↑fame, ↑familiarity, ↑fat, ↑favour, ↑first, ↑following, ↑foothold, ↑footing, ↑freedom, ↑fulfilment, ↑height, ↑hour, ↑impetus, ↑impression, ↑independence, ↑influence, ↑information, ↑initiative, ↑insight, ↑inspiration, ↑knowledge, ↑kudos, ↑lead, ↑leverage, ↑licence, ↑livelihood, ↑majority, ↑mark, ↑mass, ↑mastery, ↑maturity, ↑membership, ↑momentum, ↑monopoly, ↑muscle, ↑nickname, ↑notoriety, ↑passage, ↑permission, ↑perspective, ↑picture, ↑pleasure, ↑point, ↑popularity, ↑position, ↑possession, ↑power, ↑prestige, ↑prominence, ↑promotion, ↑publicity, ↑qualification, ↑recognition, ↑recruit, ↑reprieve, ↑reputation, ↑respect, ↑respectability, ↑reward, ↑right, ↑satisfaction, ↑scholarship, ↑seat, ↑self-confidence, ↑semblance, ↑sense, ↑significance, ↑skill, ↑speed, ↑stature, ↑status, ↑strength, ↑summit, ↑support, ↑supremacy, ↑sympathy, ↑throne, ↑time, ↑trust, ↑understanding, ↑victory, ↑visibility, ↑vote, ↑wealth, ↑weight, ↑win

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  • gain — gain1 [gān] n. [ME < OFr gaaigne < gaaignier: see GAIN1 the vt.] 1. an increase; addition; specif., a) [often pl.] an increase in wealth, earnings, etc.; profit; winnings b) an increase in advantage; advantage; improvement 2. the act of… …   English World dictionary

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  • Gain — Gain, a. [OE. gein, gain, good, near, quick; cf. Icel. gegn ready, serviceable, and gegn, adv., against, opposite. Cf. {Ahain}.] Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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