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  Definition of Attain
  1. reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"
  2. reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
  3. find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
  4. to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
Similar Words: reach, hit, make, arrive at, gain, fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover, achieve, accomplish

 

Hyponyms: max out, break even, catch up, scale, surmount, breast, access, get at, peak, bottom out, top out, summit, top, make, find, culminate, get through, come through, ground, run aground, score, reach, get to, progress to, begin, come to, strike, compass, average, wangle, finagle, manage

 

Grouped Verbs: make

 

Entailments: travel, go, move, locomote

 

Derivational Morphology: attainment, discovery, find, uncovering, accomplishment, achievement, achiever, winner, success, succeeder

 

Anagrams: Titian, tannia, tannin, naiant

 

 
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