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1. attain

verb. ['əˈteɪn'] to gain with effort.

Synonyms

  • get to
  • accomplish
  • score
  • win
  • culminate
  • progress to
  • deliver the goods
  • bring home the bacon
  • wangle
  • succeed
  • finagle
  • begin
  • reach
  • strike
  • achieve
  • average
  • compass
  • make
  • manage
  • come through

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • ataindre (Anglo-Norman)
  • attingo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Attain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce attain?

Pronounce attain as əˈteɪn.

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Sentences with attain


1. Verb, base form
Pigs are sprinters and can attain their top speed in just a few strides.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Dogs generally attain reproductive capabilities when they're between 6 months and 9 months old.

Quotes about attain


1. In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
- Miguel de Cervantes

2. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti

3. I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
- Wilbur Wright

2. attain

verb. ['əˈteɪn'] reach a point in time, or a certain state or level.

Synonyms

  • break even
  • max out
  • arrive
  • hit
  • get
  • come

Antonyms

  • fall
  • take office
  • disconnect
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • ataindre (Anglo-Norman)
  • attingo (Latin)

3. attain

verb. ['əˈteɪn'] find unexpectedly.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • come across
  • find
  • fall upon
  • light upon
  • come upon
  • happen upon
  • chance on
  • discover
  • regain

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • maximum
  • stay
  • descend

Etymology

  • ataindre (Anglo-Norman)
  • attingo (Latin)

4. attain

verb. ['əˈteɪn'] reach a destination, either real or abstract.

Synonyms

  • scale
  • surmount
  • summit
  • ground
  • access
  • arrive at
  • peak
  • find
  • locomote
  • get at
  • culminate
  • top
  • move
  • bottom out
  • hit
  • go
  • run aground
  • catch up
  • breast
  • reach
  • make
  • gain
  • get through
  • come through
  • travel

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • figure
  • log out

Etymology

  • ataindre (Anglo-Norman)
  • attingo (Latin)
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