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
Examples of attain in a Sentence
You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind--not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement--but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.
It goes to the philosophy of man, you always try to attain new heights and distances. That's what this is all about.
You look at ULA with 99 consecutive launches without an accident. We're the best in industry. Others are trying to attain the record we have, we think we have a real good competitive position, and we're committed for the long term.
If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
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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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