Gain

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Definition

to gain: to obtain, to get, to acquire; to increase
verb
He's really gaining in popularity. He's much more popular than he was last year.'
We have nothing to gain from your offer. There are no benefits for us at all.
to gain weight to become heavier

a gain: an increase; an advance, a progress; a benefit, an advantage, a plus, a bonus
noun
the gains in productivity the increase in productivity or production

Examples

  • "After gaining 99% of his compatriots' votes in the country's first democratic election, General Oléré became our dear Commandante, Presidente, Primer Ministro, nuestro Papá de la Nación."
  • "The highest rates of weight gain per second were localized in the mid-west and the south (the so-called Fat Belt), however weight gain was steady from coast to coast, from California to New York."
  • "If you, or any other shareholders are more concerned with short term gains and quick dividends, then you should invest somewhere else."
  • "This is no joke, Steve, we're looking at a colossal third quarter gain if we play our cards right."
  • "Of the many trendy movements gaining popularity within elitist circles, the 'local food' movement may have the most momentum. The term describes the growing preference of some consumers to eat only locally or regionally-produced food rather than food which has traveled great distances before arriving on their plate."
  • "Since our departure from San Francisco, we have traveled through four time zones, suffered one flat tire, lost six passengers and gained eight other passengers."
  • "The option that gains the most votes will become reality in a month's time!"

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