Synonyms for attain

Synonyms for (verb) attain

Synonyms: hit, reach, attain

Definition: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

Usage: The thermometer hit 100 degrees; This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

Similar words: come, arrive, get

Definition: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

Usage: She arrived home at 7 o'clock; She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight


Synonyms: strike, fall upon, happen upon, discover, attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, come upon, light upon

Definition: find unexpectedly

Usage: the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb; she struck a goldmine; The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Similar words: regain, find

Definition: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

Usage: Did you find your glasses?; I cannot find my gloves!


Synonyms: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Definition: to gain with effort

Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won