Definition of 'attain'
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Somehow this meeting has attained a status and history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may not attain them but you can come pretty close. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The student who aspires to a law degree may attain it by working hard. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)He has been a calming influence but not dominant enough as an alpha to attain higher status. The Sun (2015)Many don't realise the simplicity behind attaining such status. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The key lesson often centered on attaining virtue, through which a person could escape the cycles of history. Christianity Today (2000)Your pleasure and enthusiasm in finding and attaining status and power mean you're not afraid of hard work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To attain that status, bookmakers must agree to pay an agreed contribution to the levy for their digital businesses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The VC itself has rightly attained iconic status. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This form of moralising, which has almost attained the status of received opinion, is itself morally deficient. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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In Common Usage. attain is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'attain'
British English: attain VERB
If you attain something, you gain it or achieve it, often after a lot of effort.
He is halfway to attaining his pilot's licence.
Definition of attain from the Collins English Dictionary
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