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attain meaning and definition

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Definition of attain (verb)

  1. to gain with effort
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: hit, reach
  3. find unexpectedly
  4. 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"
    • synonyms: arrive at, gain, hit, make, reach
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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