Synonyms for attaining
- 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
Antonyms for attaining
- give up
- give in
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTAINING
For the longer that manoeuver was deferred, the better was his chance of attaining his object.
The gods were ever crafty, and they had unguessed ways of attaining their ends.
To this method of attaining an object, they have frequent recourse.
But most men have never had the opportunity of attaining this pre-eminence of evil.
Who knows but we may be aiming at the greater, and fail of attaining the lesser?
There was a new quality in it, something that she had once despaired of attaining.
But is to lose "one's" chance of attaining soul, self, or entity.
Then I met men, I met other women, without ever attaining the wish of my heart.
As for Roman freedom, what hope is left to us of attaining that?
Nor were they at all scrupulous in the means adopted for attaining their ends.
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.