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Synonyms for attain
əˈteɪnat·tain

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. attain

    A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. attain

    Synonyms:
    reach, extend, master, arrive at, compass, earn, win, achieve, accomplish, get, obtain, acquire, gain, secure, grasp

    Antonyms:
    lose, fail, forfeit, miss, abandon, resign

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, give, progress to, carry through, hit, arrive at, pass on, fulfill, chance on, reach, fulfil, fall upon, extend to, strike, get hold of, make, get to, gain, execute, action, get through, happen upon, achieve, strive, pass, carry out, come across, reach out, turn over, accomplish, contact, strain, come upon, light upon, discover, hand

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, shoot, strive, dispatch, progress to, hit, rack up, pass on, achieve, reach, light upon, fall upon, strike, arrive at, score, get hold of, make, get to, polish off, pip, collide with, gain, off, impinge on, give, slay, run into, happen upon, stumble, pass, come across, reach out, murder, tally, turn over, accomplish, contact, come to, strain, come upon, extend to, chance on, get through, bump off, remove, hand, discover

  3. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    wee-wee, take, put on, micturate, bring in, construct, chance on, come upon, draw, stool, cook, have, piddle, hold, chance upon, piss, polish off, constitute, run into, remove, discover, light upon, do, reach, earn, make believe, contact, collide with, get to, shit, hand, defecate, lay down, name, pass water, off, stimulate, make headway, progress to, create, crap, derive, take a shit, pretend, make water, gain, ready, gather, strive, establish, extend to, realize, make up, strike, get through, dispatch, accomplish, give, relieve oneself, pull in, wee, induce, form, pee, benefit, make, strain, ca-ca, pull ahead, get, prepare, bump off, murder, advance, profit, take in, come across, get ahead, score, stumble, build, shoot, turn over, throw, slay, arrive at, pee-pee, tally, impinge on, reach out, spend a penny, pip, fall upon, pass, puddle, take a crap, rack up, clear, hit, produce, gain ground, nominate, acquire, achieve, come to, take a leak, touch, win, happen upon, get hold of, cause, urinate, work, fix, realise, seduce, pass on

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. attainverb

    Synonyms:
    procure (by effort), acquire, get, obtain, gain, win, secure, achieve, compass, accomplish, effect, hit

  2. attainverb

    Synonyms:
    reach, arrive at, come to, attain to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.7 / 3 votes

  1. attainverb

    Synonyms:
    achieve, compass, gain

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "attain":

    achieve, reach, meet, achieving, realize, obtain, accomplish

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How to use attain in a sentence?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.

  2. Franck Don:

    We will remain vigilant about the social impact and await a clearer and more detailed picture of the plan's implications for plants, volume, and how much work will be given to the foundries, but the project in the form it's been presented makes sense because the two groups complement each other, are in good financial health, and thanks to the new format will attain a critical size which is vital in the auto business today.

  3. Sophocles, Electra:

    Death is not the worst thing; rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

  4. Somadeva:

    There is nothing in this world which a resolute man, who exerts himself, cannot attain.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    The purpose of life should be to attain happiness by serving humanity with love and utmost sincerity.


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