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gain interest accrue
(thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat adiabatic process
(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality Alcides , Heracles , Herakles , Hercules
scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage angler
someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention ballyhoo artist , sensationalist
flattery designed to gain favor blarney , coaxing , soft soap , sweet talk
financial net loss or gain bottom-line
practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage bribery , graft
flatter to pursuade or gain favor cajole , fawn , kowtow , truckle
amount by which the selling price of an asset exceeds the purchase price; the gain is realized when the asset is sold capital gain
person used by another to gain an end cat's-paw , instrument , pawn
flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction chandelle
campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support charm campaign
business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers competition
lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain corruption , corruptness
person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage crawler , lackey , sycophant , toady
pleasure, to amuse oneself to gain disport
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage dupery , fraud , fraudulence , hoax , humbug , put-on
gain help enlist
exploring in order to gain information exploratory survey , reconnoitering , reconnoitring , scouting
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