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attain

  

      vb  
1    tr   to achieve or accomplish (a task, goal, aim, etc.)  
2    tr   to reach or arrive at in space or time  
to attain old age     
3    intr; often foll by: to   to arrive (at) with effort or exertion  
to attain to glory     
     (C14: from Old French ateindre, from Latin attingere to reach, from tangere to touch)  
  attainable      adj  
  attainability, attainableness      n  
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attain

  
  
accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, bring off, complete, earn, effect, fulfil, gain, get, grasp, land, obtain, procure, reach, realize, reap, score     (slang)   secure, win  

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