Etymology
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arrive (v.)

c. 1200, "reach land, reach the end of a journey by sea," from Anglo-French ariver, Old French ariver "to come to land" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *arripare "to touch the shore," from Latin ad ripam "to the shore," from ad "to" (see ad-) + ripa "shore" (see riparian). The original notion is of coming ashore after a long voyage. Of journeys other than by sea, from late 14c. Sense of "to come to a position or state of mind" is from late 14c. Related: Arrived; arriving.

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Definitions of arrive

arrive (v.)
reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;
She arrived home at 7 o'clock
Synonyms: get / come
arrive (v.)
succeed in a big way; get to the top;
After he published his book, he had arrived
Synonyms: make it / get in / go far
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