achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
reach, hit, attainverb
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, discoververb
"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, gainverb
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
An innocent bird is not innocent from the insect’s point of view! Only man can attain the rank of innocence through becoming a peaceful vegetarian!
We want to attain the position we deserve in the global market...There is no other company on earth that is able to simultaneously research and produce high-speed trains, electric multiple units, subways.
The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
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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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