Attain and Fail


Attain verb - To obtain (as a goal) through effort.
Usage example: Napoléon had attained mastery of much of Europe at that point

Fail is an antonym for attain in achieve topic.


Fail verb - To stop functioning.

Attain is an antonym for fail.

Nearby Words: failure, failing, failed

Common collocations

power attain power fail power
way attain way fail way
level attain level fail level
mission attain mission fail mission
Other words: levels.

Both words in one sentence

  • Sequence Breaking This can result in an Unwinnable by Mistake scenario, as the player can get past the point where they can attain a crucial item, or having an irreplaceable NPC simply fail to appear.
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