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verb [transitive] formal attain pronunciation in American English /əˈteɪn/
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he/she/itattains
present participleattaining
past tenseattained
past participleattained
  1. 1
    to succeed at achieving something, especially after much 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.
    The adult female attains a length of four inches.

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