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Synonyms for attainəˈteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)

    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, attain, 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, 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"

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, shoot, strive, dispatch, progress to, hit, rack up, pass on, attain, 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, discover(verb)

    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, attain, 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, 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"

    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, attain, 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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attain(v. a.)

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

  2. attain(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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


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