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gain

noun accomplishment, accretion, accrual, achievement, advancement, amplification, appreciation, attainment, augmentation benefit, betterment, enlargement, expansion, growth, heightening, improvement, increase, increment, master, obtainment, procurement, profit, success, upturn, winning
Associated concepts: gain derived from capital, gain derived from profits, net gain

gain

verb accept, accomplish, achieve, acquire, adopt, advance, assume, attain, avail, bag, be better for, be improved by, benefit, capere, capture, cash in on, clear, collect, come by, come into, consequi, derive, draw, earn, extract, flourish, gather, get, get possession of, glean, grasp, harvest, improve, learn, lucrari, make, make a profit, make capital, make money, master, move forward, net, obtain, pick up, procure, profit, prosper, realize, reap, reap profits, reap rewards, reap the benefit of, receive, secure, succeed, take, thrive, turn to account, win, yield returns
Associated concepts: accrued gain, activity for gain, annual gain, business gain, capital gains, economic gain, gainful employment, long term capital gain, net gain, pecuniary gain, private gain, short term capital gain
Foreign phrases: Nemo debet aliena jactura locupletari.No one ought to gain by another's loss.
See also: accession, accretion, accrue, accumulate, acquire, acquisition, advancement, advantage, appreciation, attain, augmentation, bear, benefit, betterment, boom, carry, collect, development, dividend, earn, edification, enlarge, enlargement, expand, gather, headway, improvement, increase, increment, inherit, interest, inure, obtain, output, perquisite, possess, prize, proceeds, procure, profit, progress, prosperity, purchase, reach, realize, reap, receipt, receive, recruit, revenue, secure, shelter, succeed, yield

GAIN. The word is used as synonymous with profits. (q. v.) See Fruit.

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6) Interestingly, the most commonly reported secondary gain was food and shelter, similar to Mr.
The reason for attempting suicide was reported to be obtaining secondary gain (8, 27).
Besides, it was obvious that she had no secondary gain.
Also part of the perception of secondary gain, the disease promotes improvement in well-being and clinical conditions of others' disease, triggering positive changes in families' habits as a whole.
This external incentive, secondary gain, influences behavior (Scott & McDermott, 2013).
As an organization like WMH/ProHealth integrates storytelling into their culture (the CEO also uses storytelling, setting an example for the organization), they realize a secondary gain of teaching staff how to put together narratives.
With inability to relieve the patient's pain, confounding factors of medication overuse, noncompliance, and secondary gain or malingering often cloud the clinical picture.
Individual expression of inmates, especially expression of those confined in control units, is often symbolic and intentionally aimed at some obscure secondary gain.
They tell me that chronic pain among injured workers is a jumble of pain perception, reinjury fear, secondary gain, deconditioning and poor coping.
The secondary gain, for example, that both Mike and Henry receive from their guerilla biases is that they can feel like nice guys who would never put anyone, including Lisa and George, in an awkward or uncomfortable position.
She even offers lengthy psychoanalytic interpretations of medication refusal from the client's perspective, which includes topics like transference, secondary gain and even something about sexual imagery.