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at·tain

attain

 
 
pronunciation:
teIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: attains, attaining, attained
definition 1: to gain or achieve through work.
I will attain my goal of becoming a doctor.
 
synonyms:
achieve, gain, get, obtain, realize
similar words:
earn, effect, hit, secure, win
definition 2: to arrive at or reach.
He will soon attain the age of twenty.The climbers attained the summit.
synonyms:
accomplish, achieve, reach
similar words:
gain, hit
derivation: attainable (adj.)
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