Definitions for attainəˈteɪn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word attain
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to reach, achieve, or accomplish; gain; obtain:
to attain one's goals.
to come to or arrive at:
to attain the mountain peak.
(v.i.)to succeed in reaching something:
to attain to knowledge.
to reach in the course of development or growth:
These trees attain to remarkable height.
* Syn: See gain1.
Origin of attain:
1300–50; ME atei(g)nen < AF, OF ateign-, s. of ateindre < VL *attangere (for L attingere) = L at-at-+tangere to touch
achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
reach, hit, attain(verb)
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"
fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)
"the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain(verb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to attain results; an attainable goal; attainment of our aims
To accomplish; to achieve.
To attain such a high level of proficiency requires hours of practice each day.
to achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest
to gain or obtain possession of; to acquire
to get at the knowledge of; to ascertain
to reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at
to reach in excellence or degree; to equal
to come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach
to come or arrive, by an effort of mind
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'attain' in Verbs Frequency: #971
Translations for attain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to gain; to achieve
He attained all his ambitions.
- behaal, bereikAfrikaans
- يَنال، يَبْلُغ، يُحَقِّقArabic
- atingirPortuguese (BR)
- κατορθώνω, αποκτώ, πραγματοποιώGreek
- conseguir, alcanzar, lograrSpanish
- بدست آوردنFarsi
- atteindre, réaliserFrench
- प्राप्त करनाHindi
- ná, öðlastIcelandic
- realizzare, raggiungereItalian
- sasniegt; iegūtLatvian
- بدست آوردنPersian
- لاسته راوړلPashto
- a(-şi) realiza, a atingeRomanian
- doseči; uresničitiSlovenian
- ostvariti; postićiSerbian
- uppnå, vinnaSwedish
- ถึง; บรรลุเป้าหมายThai
- ulaşmak, erişmekTurkish
- 獲得，達到Chinese (Trad.)
- досягати, добиватисяUkrainian
- حاصل کرناUrdu
- đạt đượcVietnamese
- 获得，达到Chinese (Simp.)
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