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    attain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word attain

    Definition
    (verb) to gain with effort
    Synonyms : accomplish , achieve , reach
    Example Sentence
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks
    Definition
    (verb) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    Synonyms : hit , reach
    Example Sentence
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
    • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour
    Definition
    (verb) find unexpectedly
    Example Sentence
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
    Definition
    (verb) reach a destination, either real or abstract
    Synonyms : arrive at , gain , hit , make , reach
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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