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attained

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Synonyms for attained

  • complete
  • earn
  • gain
  • obtain
  • promote
  • reach
  • realize
  • reap
  • secure
  • acquire
  • arrive
  • cop
  • effect
  • fulfill
  • get
  • grasp
  • hit
  • procure
  • score
  • snag
  • succeed
  • unzip
  • win
  • accede to
  • arrive at
  • bring off
  • come through
  • get fat
  • get hands on
  • get there
  • glom onto
  • latch onto
  • make it
  • pull off
  • rack up
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Antonyms for attained

  • fail
  • forfeit
  • give up
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • lose
  • miss
  • neglect
  • spend
  • depart
  • leave
  • misunderstand
  • surrender
  • yield
  • abandon
  • desert
  • give in
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTAINED

December 29, 1879, Mr. Gladstone attained the seventieth year of his age.

December 29, 1893, Mr. Gladstone attained the eighty-fourth year of his age.

We have its advantages, but there are advantages to which we have not yet attained.

He ran with all the speed he had ever attained at a track meet.

Magua had now attained one great object of all his cunning and enterprise.

The thing that does matter is, that whereto we have attained, by that we should walk.

How far has he fulfilled the law of his being, and attained its desire?

The above figures will show the degree of wealth to which Freeland has attained.

I think nothing is to be attained by speaking in any other way.'

It seems simple, perchance, and yet is only to be attained by some practice.'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to succeed in reaching," from stem of Old French ataindre (11c., Modern French atteindre) "to come up to, reach, attain, endeavor, strive," from Vulgar Latin *adtangere, from Latin attingere "to touch, to arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Latin attingere had a wide range of meanings, including "to attack, to strike, to appropriate, to manage," all somehow suggested by the literal sense "to touch." Related: Attained; attaining.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ATTAINED

acquired

adjectivegained by personal exertion
  • accomplished
  • attained
  • captured
  • collected
  • earned
  • gained
  • gathered
  • learned
  • obtained
  • reached
  • realized
  • secured
  • seized
  • won

complete

adjectivefinished
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