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Attain

At`tain´   Pronunciation: ăt`tān´
v. t.1.To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
[imp. & p. p. Attained (-tānd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaining.]
Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means?
- Abp. Tillotson.
2.To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
3.To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
Not well attaining his meaning.
- Fuller.
4.To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
5.To overtake.
6.To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
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 xxvii. 12.
Nor nearer might the dogs attain.
- Sir W. Scott.
To see your trees attain to the dignity of timber.
- Cowper.
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. 6.
n.1.Attainment.
Verb1.attain - to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
2.attain - 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"
Synonyms: reach, hit
3.attain - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
4.attain - reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"
Synonyms: arrive at, reach, gain, hit, make
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