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British English: /ɡeɪn/
American English: /ɡeɪn/

Translation of gain in Italian:


  • 3
    (advantage, improvement) vantaggio (masculine)
    (in status, knowledge) acquisizione (feminine)
    electoral, diplomatic gains
    vantaggi elettorali, diplomatici
    the gains of women's liberation
    le conquiste dell'emancipazione femminile
    to make gains
    (political party)
    it's her loss but our gain
    lei ci perde ma noi ci guadagniamo

also: gains plural noun

(Business, Economics)
  • (profits) guadagni (masculine)
    profitti (masculine)
    (winnings) vincite (feminine)
    (on stock market) guadagni (masculine)
    losses and gains
    perdite e profitti
    to make gains
    (currency, shares)
    essere in rialzo

transitive verb

  • 1 (acquire)
    acquisire (experience) (from da)
    ottenere (information) (from da)
    ottenere, guadagnare (respect, support, approval)
    conquistare (freedom)
    to gain popularity
    guadagnare in popolarità
    to gain time to gain something by doing
    ottenere qualcosa facendo
    to gain credibility by doing
    guadagnare credibilità facendo
    the advantages to be gained from adopting this strategy
    i vantaggi derivanti dall'adozione di questa strategia
    we have nothing to gain from this investment
    non abbiamo nulla da guadagnare in questo investimento
    to gain the impression that … to gain control of something
    ottenere il controllo di qualcosa
    to gain possession of something
    assicurarsi il possesso di qualcosa
    to gain ground
  • 2 (increase) (in speed, height, etc.) to gain speed, momentum
    (driver, vehicle, plane)
    prendere velocità, lo slancio
    to gain weight
    prendere peso
    to gain 4 kilos
    prendere 4 chili
    to gain 3 minutes
    (watch, clock, competitor)
    essere avanti di 3 minuti
    my watch has started to gain time
    il mio orologio ha iniziato a correre

intransitive verb

  • 1 (improve)to gain in prestige, popularity
    guadagnarci in prestigio, in popolarità
    to gain in confidence
    acquisire sicurezza
  • 2 (profit)she's not gained by it
    non ci ha guadagnato nulla
    do you think we'll gain by adopting this strategy?
    pensa che ci guadagneremo adottando questa strategia?

transitive verb


Phrasal verbs

gain on:

gain on [somebody, something]
guadagnare distanza su (person, vehicle)
the opposition are gaining on the government
l'opposizione sta guadagnando terreno sul governo
the desert is gaining on the land
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