HyperDic: attain

English > 4 senses of the word attain:
VERBsocialattain, achieve, accomplish, reachto gain with effort
motionattain, reach, hitreach a point in time, or a certain state or level
possessionattain, fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discoverfind unexpectedly
motionattain, reach, make, hit, arrive at, gainreach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
attain > pronunciation
Soundsahtey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > attain: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTo gain with effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsachieve, accomplish, reach
Narroweraverageachieve or reach on average
beginachieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
come to, strikeattain
compassbring about
culminatereach the highest or most decisive point
reach, make, get to, progress toreach a goal / goal, e.g., "make the first team"
scoreGet a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
wangle, finagle, manageachieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
Broadersucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Spanishalcanzar, completar, conseguir, lograr, realizar
Catalanabastar, abastir, acomplir, aconseguir, assolir, obtenir
Adjectivesattainablecapable of being attained or accomplished
Nounsattainmentthe act of achieving an aim
English > attain: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningReach a point in time, or a certain state or level.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreach, hit
Narrowerbreak evenattain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
max outreach a maximum
Broaderarrive, get, comereach a destination
Spanishalcanzar, llegar a, lograr
Catalanassolir
Nounsattainmentarrival at a new stage / stage
English > attain: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningFind unexpectedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover
Broaderfind, regaincome upon after searching
Spanishdar con, descubrir, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, lograr, tocar a
Catalandescobrir
English > attain: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey attain the water
Synonymsreach, make, hit, arrive at, gain
Entailstravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Narroweraccess, get atreach or gain access to
bottom outreach the low point
catch upreach the point where one should be after a delay
culminatereach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
findsucceed in reaching
get through, come throughsucceed in reaching a real or abstract destination / destination after overcoming problems
ground, run agroundhit or reach the ground
makereach in time
scale, surmountreach the highest point / point of
summit, breastreach the summit (of a mountain)
topreach or ascend the top of
top out, peakTo reach the highest point
Similar tomakereach in time
Spanishalcanzar, arribar, contactar, ganar, llegar, lograr, obtener, pegar
Catalanarribar a, arribar, assolir, contactar, pegar
Nounsattainmentarrival at a new stage / stage

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