attain: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-tān'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to reach, achieve, or accomplish; gain; obtain: to attain one's goals.
  2. to come to or arrive at, esp. after some labor or tedium; reach: to attain the age of 96; to attain the mountain peak.
  1. to arrive at or succeed in reaching or obtaining something (usually fol. by to or unto): to attain to knowledge.
  2. to reach in the course of development or growth: These trees attain to remarkable height.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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