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)
attainability, attainableness n
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
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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