attain - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] formal 

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/əˈteɪn/
present tense
I/you/we/theyattain
he/she/itattains
present participleattaining
past tenseattained
past participleattained
  1. 1
    to succeed in achieving something, especially after a lot of effort

    Not all athletes attain this standard of physical fitness.

  2. 2
    to reach a particular age, amount, or level

    On attaining the age of 20 she will inherit the remainder of the estate.