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
The profession, in which a person’s continuity with the honesty helps him to make a good amount of money as well as attain a long stability in the same job, is perhaps only that of a comedian.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Dedication and responsibility, Far beyond the laws governed by man, Releases the power within you, To attain all the wisdom of the universe.
I've been working on this issue for 30 years. I can only think of maybe half a dozen cases where one of the unaccompanied kids has actually been put up for adoption, that's usually done when there's evidence that the parents are dead, and there's no other family member who can attain guardianship.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
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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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