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attain is a synonym of earn

verb [ uh-teyn ]

attain is another word for earn

Earn refers to gaining a reward of some kind in return for hard work (He had really earned a vacation).

Attain refers to accomplishing a goal (She attained the rank of officer).

✅ Although very similar, attain emphasizes reaching the goal, whereas earn emphasizes the work that went into reaching the goal or getting the reward (earned a promotion; attained first place in the competition).

Attain can often imply a large-scale goal, whereas earn can be used regardless of the size of goal (attain fame and stardom; earn points on a credit card).

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scrutiny is a synonym of examination

noun [ skroot-n-ee ]

scrutiny is another word for examination

Examination is the best word to refer to a detailed and ordered investigation that seeks to discover any flaws or noteworthy things (After a careful examination of the radiator, she decided to buy the truck).

Scrutiny is the best word for an especially detailed and close investigation (The forgery stood up to scrutiny).

Scrutiny is a bit more intense, and often more critical than examination (The examination of the basement showed that someone had bricked up a window; The records were subject to intense scrutiny).

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independence is a synonym of freedom

noun [ in-di-pen-duhns ]

independence is another word for freedom

Freedom refers to being free from the control of someone or something, or to the power to follow your own goals or desires (They had newfound freedom after their children moved away).

Independence is the best word to refer to being free from other people’s influence, or to being self-sufficient (She liked having her independence).

Freedom and independence can be used interchangeably, especially in the context of no longer being under someone else’s control (I gained my independence after leaving home; I had more freedom once I was earning my own money).

✅ One key difference is that freedom emphasizes the opportunity to express yourself or what you want (freedom of expression; freedom of choice), and independence emphasizes self-sufficiency and freedom from influence or pressure (The country celebrated their independence from the French).

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