What is the opposite of gain?

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Noun
Opposite of an increase in size or amount
“Weight loss can be achieved by eating less.”
Noun
Opposite of an increase in wealth or resources
“Financial loss is inevitable if one is not prudent with their spendings.”
Noun
Opposite of an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
Noun
Opposite of income, typically derived from an investment or business
“It is common for most companies to report a loss in their first year.”
Noun
Opposite of something given as a reward or remuneration for something done
Noun
Opposite of an unexpected good fortune or benefit
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of increase in monetary value
“The cons of buying a new car are chiefly related to the vehicle's instant depreciation in value upon sale.”
Noun
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Noun
Opposite of the improvement of something
Noun
Opposite of appropriateness or suitability
Verb
Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Verb
Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
Verb
Opposite of to develop, increase or grow rapidly
“My belly has started to decrease in size since I started my new diet.”
Verb
Opposite of to acquire more of something
“If we reduce clutter in the house, it will feel more comfortable.”
Verb
Opposite of to catch up on
“The team is expected to lose ground to the rest of the competition following the retirement of several players.”
Verb
Opposite of to acquire the support of
“Their new tax policies have done much to deter many from voting for them in the next election.”
Verb
Opposite of to become healthy again after illness or sickness
“As is so often the case with these illnesses, they can regress just as quickly as they show improvement.”
Verb
Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Verb
Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
Verb
Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
Verb
Opposite of to acquire new information or skill
“I hope that others can assemble the jagged rhythms of my stories to unlearn common misperceptions about vernacular English.”
Verb
Opposite of to be told or informed about something
“Try to ignore the poor spelling and amateurish design, and concentrate on the quality of advice gleaned from years of experience.”
Verb
Opposite of to receive a particular treatment
“If you avoid making mistakes, you will never learn from them.”
Verb
Opposite of to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
Verb
Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
Verb
Opposite of to loot, plunder or invade by force
Verb
Opposite of to agree to receive or take receipt of
“He warned the committee that if he were to win, he would refuse his award on philosophical grounds.”
Verb
Opposite of to (selectively) take or derive from a source
“Although it was possible for us to originate the text for a subject such as World War II, it would obviously be impossible for us to originate the images.”
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