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  • Attain — At*tain ([a^]t*t[=a]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attained} ( t[=a]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Attaining}.] [Of. atteinen, atteignen, atainen, OF. ateindre, ataindre, F. atteindre, fr. L. attingere; ad + tangere to touch, reach. See {Tangent}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attain — At*tain , v. i. 1. To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach. [1913 Webster] If by any means they might attain to Phenice. Acts xxvii. 12. [1913 Webster] Nor nearer might the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effort — effort, exertion, pains, trouble mean the active use or expenditure of physical or mental power in producing or attempting to produce a desired result. Effort may suggest either a single action or continued activity, but it usually implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • attain — I verb accomplish, achieve, acquire, adsequi, arrive at, be successful, bring about, bring off successfully, bring to pass, carry through, come by, come to, complete, consequi, consummate, earn, effect, effectuate, finish, gain, gain one s end,… …   Law dictionary

  • attain — [ə tān′] vt. [ME attainen < OFr ataindre < L attingere < ad , to + tangere, to touch: see TACT] 1. to gain through effort; accomplish; achieve 2. to reach or come to; arrive at [he attained the age of ninety] vi. to succeed in reaching… …   English World dictionary

  • attain — 01. It will be difficult to [attain] your goal of fluency if you don t make an effort to speak more in class. 02. The world s largest snakes can [attain] a length of more than 9 yards. 03. The car [attains] its top speed of 180 kmh within seconds …   Grammatical examples in English

  • attain — [[t]əte͟ɪn[/t]] attains, attaining, attained 1) VERB If you attain something, you gain it or achieve it, often after a lot of effort. [FORMAL] [V n] Jim is halfway to attaining his pilot s licence. 2) VERB If you attain a particular state or… …   English dictionary

  • attain */ — UK [əˈteɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms attain : present tense I/you/we/they attain he/she/it attains present participle attaining past tense attained past participle attained formal 1) to succeed in achieving something, especially after a… …   English dictionary

  • attain — /əˈteɪn / (say uh tayn) verb (t) 1. to reach, achieve, or accomplish by continued effort: to attain one s ends. 2. to come to or arrive at in due course: to attain the opposite shore. –phrase 3. attain to, to arrive at; succeed in reaching or… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • attain — verb Etymology: Middle English atteynen, from Anglo French ateign , stem of ateindre to reach, accomplish, convict, from Vulgar Latin *attangere, alteration of Latin attingere, from ad + tangere to touch more at tangent Date: 14th century transi …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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