achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
reach, hit, attain(verb)
reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
"The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)
"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)
reach a destination, either real or abstract
"We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
To accomplish; to achieve.
To attain such a high level of proficiency requires hours of practice each day.
to achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest
to gain or obtain possession of; to acquire
to get at the knowledge of; to ascertain
to reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at
to reach in excellence or degree; to equal
to come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach
to come or arrive, by an effort of mind
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at-tān′, v.t. to reach or gain by effort: to obtain: to reach a place: to reach.—v.i. to come or arrive: to reach.—adj. Attain′able, that may be reached.—ns. Attain′ableness, Attainabil′ity; Attain′ment, act of attaining: the thing attained: acquisition: (pl.) acquirements in learning. [O. Fr. ataindre—L. atting-ĕre—ad, to, tang-ĕre, to touch.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'attain' in Verbs Frequency: #971
The numerical value of attain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of attain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
I won't be frustrated (if we don't attain it).
Wisdom is the highest position a man can attain!
You attain happiness not by gaining, but by giving.
If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.
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Translations for attain
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- aconseguirCatalan, Valencian
- erreichen, erlangenGerman
- κατορθώνω, πετυχαίνω, επιτυγχάνωGreek
- lograr, conseguirSpanish
- attenere, ottenere, raggiungereItalian
- 到る, 達成Japanese
- bereiken, realiserenDutch
- cumprir, efetuar, atingirPortuguese
- добиваться, достигнуть, добиться, достигать, достичьRussian
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