V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to gather or collect; 2. to earn or win

Synonyms: earn, collect, accumulate, amass, obtain, win, gather

Antonyms: lose

Tips: Garner comes from the Latin word garnarium, which refers to a storing house for grain. This is where the gathering sense of garner originates. Use garner as a more sophisticated way of saying "get." Instead of "we got a lot of success," say "we garnered (collected) a lot of success."

Usage Examples:

My superior work will surely garner praise. (win, earn)

Before they left, she garnered all of the supplies they would need. (collected, gathered)

Tech stocks garnered record investor money during the height of the economic boom. (earned, amassed)

He garnered the respect of his co-workers by working hard and being helpful to others. (earned, obtained)

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