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gain in English:

1. to obtain to obtain


It is much harder for them to obtain loans than it is for large corporations.
to obtain an estimate

English word "gain"(to obtain) occurs in sets:

CPE idioms and fixed phrases
food and kitchen

2. achieve


achieve ambitions
Little did I imagine he would achieve a perfect game.
A campaign is underway throughout the company to achieve economy in the use of copying paper.
So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity.
This type of fit can be achieved by forcing the component into the hole.
What we've already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
The race developed into a free-for-all but Shinomiya lapped the group and in the final stage steadily piled on points with good timing to achieve victory.
It's the answer that led those who've been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.
I thought that if we lined up benches in the garden as well, we could achieve quite a seating capacity.
You can't "get" a great relationship; you can only find someone you love from the heart, and work together with them to achieve a great relationship.
In order to achieve great things, we must live as though we are never going to die.
Accept suffering and achieve atonement through it — that is what you must do.
It is important that a lawyer should leave no stone unturned even on minor points and harp on the same subject to achieve a break through in an impasse.
He started his business at the age of 16 and worked very hard for what he achieved.
To achieve success in life you need a lot of determination and hard work.

English word "gain"(achieve) occurs in sets:

Modern art and popular culture

3. to get or achieve something



English word "gain"(to get or achieve something) occurs in sets:

3.1 AND THE MORAL IS... Words & phrases

4. increase in something



5. increase


The prices increased.
Although an increase of unmarried mothers is needed in order to escape the declining birth rate for some reason public opinion in Japan is avoiding this argument.
The report from the National Development and Reform Committee says that the advance in rural high-speed telecommunication infrastructure is the main reason for the increase in Internet users.
Translating sentences one by one is too slow for you? You want to increase your rank in Tatoeba, or the rank of your language, at the speed of light? So this is for you!
It's just if we have it every day we're bound to get fed up with it. I must increase the variety of my cooking.
Yesterday my brother went to Fukushima to help the inhabitants. I'm afraid that the radiation will increase.
This may be because of a change in people's attitude toward marriage and the sharp increase of fast food restaurants and convenience stores which are open 24 hours a day and enable young people to live more easily.
When I reached the hall right away the person in charge unrelentingly said things like "This painting is certain to increase in value in the future," and I went and signed the contract.
In China, there is a large number of characters, so the goal of the character simplification was to replace the complex traditional characters with easy to remember simplified characters and increase the literacy rate.
The Chinese government has spent a lot of money on research into successful panda breeding in order to increase their birth rate.
This extraordinary increase is explained by the speedy economic unification which took place during the same period.
Our firm is a giant one, and there are some rules and regulations, which should be revised or rescinded to reduce red tape and increase efficiency.
increase by - wzrasta o. Exports of computers have increased by 15% since January. / increase in: The club has been increasing in popularity. / increase with: The chances of having twins increase with a mother’s age. / → Opposite - decrease
Apart from gold; customers may ask for their avatar’s skill level to increase; or for a virtual magic sword.

6. to obtain or achieve something you want or need



7. achievement


Her biggest achievement so far is graduating from Oxford University
a great achievement
Today, their efforts have paid off and they are in possession of conclusive evidence, an achievement which is indeed commendable.
Working in a society gives women both hardship and achievement, but the daily chores at home don't seem to give them fulfillment.
Literary composition is a great achievement that concerns the ruling of a state, a splendid affair of eternal standing.
You shall receive two certificates of achievement.
As a result, it is undeniable that important disciplines and moral education have been neglected. By placing excessive importance on scholastic achievement, many parents have forgotten such basic social courtesies as consideration for others.
One of my greatest achievements was completing a marathon.
An Olympic silver medal is a remarkable achievement for one so young.
Raising baby pandas in a zoo is an incredible achievement because it is very hard to do.
The last achievement I'm proud of is Julek's first steps.
But he did not want anyone to think his achievement had been easy for him.
We try to celebrate the achievements of our students.
These goals should include future income and the achievement of various tasks.
This implies a fun and relaxed working atmosphere where team achievement is highly valued, communication is extremely important and traditional 3-hour meetings have been replaced by informal chats in the queue for coffee.

8. put on


They put on activities or meetings every night of the week.
When I stopped running I put on 8 kilos.
put on glasses
It's bedtime. Go and put on your pyjamas.
Just remove everything and put on the gown. / 2. So put on something nice and be on time for a change.
My son can put on socks.
Some people will put on a smile and pretend to be friendly.
You should put on the electric oven for 15 minutes to warm it up.
They put on heavy jackets, woollen caps, gloves and scarves and went for long walks.
I don't see why you have to put on a phoney English accent.
When i come back from work i always put on my tracksuit
You should put on this beautiful dress I bought you last Monday.
increase in (weight)/Ha put on weight.
put on more speed; put the emergency brake on
Don’t forget to put on a cap, it’s cold outside.

9. attain


to attain high school diploma
attain goals
More women are attaining positions of power.
The young athlete attained exceptional physical fitness.
achieve, reach, attain, accomplish, gain, acquire
Everyone strives for efficiency but few seem to attain it.
There is no dream of man which atomic power does not promise a chance to attain.
That aim is impossible to attain.
He has a will to attain knowledge and wanted to go to school.
He was too simple to wonder when he had attained humility.
He has attained the ​highest ​grade in his ​music ​exams.
Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
If she wanted a better job, Alison knew she would have to attain some additional skills.
Very few people attain this position before the age of 40.
They attained their goal mainly through hard work and determination.

10. to acquire as an increase or addition



11. managed to get



12. to obtain or to achieve a particular purpose



English word "gain"(to obtain or to achieve a particular purpose) occurs in sets:

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