Found 3 items, similar to attain.
English → Indonesian
capai, memperoleh, mencapai, merengkuh
English → English
v 1: to gain with effort; “she achieved her goal despite
2: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; “The
thermometer hit 100 degrees”
; “This car can reach a speed
of 140 miles per hour”
3: find unexpectedly; “the archeologists chanced upon an old
; “she struck a goldmine”
; “The hikers finally struck
the main path to the lake”
[syn: fall upon
, come upon
, light upon
, chance upon
, come across
, chance on
, happen upon
4: reach a destination, either real or abstract; “We hit
Detroit by noon”
; “The water reached the doorstep”
barely made it to the finish line”
; “I have to hit the MAC
machine before the weekend starts”
, arrive at
English → English
, v. i.
1. To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or
efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.
If by any means they might attain to Phenice. --Acts
Nor nearer might the dogs attain. --Sir W.
To see your trees attain to the dignity of timber.
Few boroughs had as yet attained to power such as
this. --J. R. Green.
2. To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high,
I can not attain unto it. --Ps. cxxxix.
([a^]t*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
(-t[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaining
atteinen, atteignen, atainen, OF. ateindre, ataindre, F.
atteindre, fr. L. attingere; ad + tangere to touch, reach.
, and cf. Attinge
1. To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to
gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the
2. To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire. [Obs. with a
material object.] --Chaucer.
3. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain. [Obs.]
Not well attaining his meaning. --Fuller.
4. To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive
at. “Canaan he now attains.”
5. To overtake. [Obs.] --Bacon.
6. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
Syn: To Attain
Usage: Attain always implies an effort toward an object.
Hence it is not synonymous with obtain and procure,
which do not necessarily imply such effort or motion.
We procure or obtain a thing by purchase or loan, and
we obtain by inheritance, but we do not attain it by