attain

[ɐtˈe͡ɪn], [ɐtˈe‍ɪn], [ɐ_t_ˈeɪ_n]

Definitions of attain:

  1.   To reach. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To reach or gain by effort: to obtain. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   To achieve; gain; accomplish. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To reach by efforts; to arrive at. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   To reach, gain, or achieve by exertion an object, a place, or a position. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   To reach; to arrive at. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   To come or arrive: to reach. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   To come to or reach by exertion; to arrive at; to gain; to achieve. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for attain:

  1. It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain – Don DeLillo
  2. She has great problems of her own to solve, very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution, if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind. – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  3. As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self -confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities. – Alan Thicke
  4. Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go. – Lech Walesa
  5. Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture- they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit. – Judith Wright

Usage examples for attain:

  1. What then was the resurrection to attain which he was making such strenuous efforts? ” – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  2. And shall he who can attain to the greater, rest content with the less? ” – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  3. Most of us have had to let years stretch between us and the blow before we could attain to that clear insight. ” – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  4. It was unfortunate in more ways than one, for Lizzie disliked him greatly, and he was, as it proved, a man who would stop at nothing- not even at the worst of crimes- to attain an object. ” – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  5. How far they might pass beyond it into the full privileges of recognition and association on equal terms, would depend upon the readiness with which they could atone for the errors or recover from the misfortunes of the past, and upon their power to attain stability, prosperity, strength, and responsibility. ” – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  6. Very much skill and very much labour have been devoted to the work, and the dimensions of the earth are known with a high degree of accuracy, though perhaps not with all the precision that we may ultimately hope to attain – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  7. In a few weeks he would have vindicated the purity of his purpose to attain the divine life, and have proved himself worthy to claim the hand of Pepeeta! ” – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  8. And I'm sure you don't mean really that goodness, if one could attain it, makes one unhappy." ” – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. “ I have now hopes that joy and happiness will be our lot, and all of us, now affected as we are, may attain our wished- for objects. ” – Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes by Mir Amman of Dihli
  10. He had felt that was the one thing in life to attain – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley

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