attain


attain

verb

Definition of ATTAIN

1
to obtain (as a goal) through effort <Napoléon had attained mastery of much of Europe at that point>
Synonyms attain, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, win
Near Antonyms fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose
2
to receive as return for effort <with hard work she will inevitably attain success in her chosen profession>
Antonyms forfeit, lose

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