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The Meaning of attain

  • (v. t.) To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
  • (v. t.) To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
  • (v. t.) To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
  • (v. t.) To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
  • (v. t.) To overtake.
  • (v. t.) To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
  • (v. i.) To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.
  • (v. i.) To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.
  • (n.) Attainment.

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 , shoot , dispatch , rack up , score , polish off , pip , collide with , off , impinge on , slay , run into , stumble , murder , tally , come to , bump off , remove , detect , come over , distinguish , excise , let out , hear , bring out , identify , disclose , let on , describe , get word , take , key , meet , reveal , move , assume , enter upon , see , find out , coin , encounter , give away , fall , divulge , walk out , shine , affect , scratch , pick up , run across , resonate , observe , get a line , notice , key out , mint , strickle , name , impress , expose , take up , expunge , unwrap , break , learn , get wind , luck into , find , wee-wee , put on , micturate , bring in , construct , draw , stool , cook , have , piddle , hold , piss , constitute , do , earn , make believe , shit , defecate , lay down , pass water , stimulate , make headway , create , crap , derive , take a shit , pretend , make water , ready , gather , establish , realize , make up , relieve oneself , pull in , wee , induce , form , pee , benefit , ca-ca , pull ahead , get , prepare , advance , profit , take in , get ahead , build , throw , pee-pee , spend a penny , puddle , take a crap , clear , produce , gain ground , nominate , acquire , take a leak , win , cause , urinate , work , fix , realise , seduce , master , compass , obtain , secure , grasp , procure , succeed , come through , bring home the bacon , deliver the goods

Antonyms

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

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , ascertain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , obtain , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , profane , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , sustain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain