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attain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of attain

  1. 1 to obtain (as a goal) through effort Napoléon had attained mastery of much of Europe at that point Synonyms of attain achieve, bag, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, winWords Related to attain acquire, capture, carry, draw, garner, get, land, make, obtain, procure, realize, secure; amount (to), approach, equal, match, measure up (to), meet, rival, tie, touch; beat, excel, outdo, surpass, topNear Antonyms of attain fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose

  2. 2 to receive as return for effort with hard work she will inevitably attain success in her chosen profession Synonyms of attain acquire, earn, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winWords Related to attain clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms of attain accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms of attain forfeit, lose


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