attain attain  /ə ˈteɪn/


  1. (v) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
  2. (v) to gain with effort
  3. (v) reach a destination, either real or abstract
  4. (v) find unexpectedly


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  1. A stylist hypothesized in the Inquirer article about the steps taken to attain her look, and a firestorm of online comments followed, including these two:.
  2. According to a recent poll by the People's University in Beijing, some 60% of Chinese believe the nation's rich used illegal means to attain their wealth.
  3. But nearly all include a desire to attain the virtues of a decidedly modern man: patience, emotional availability, anger-management and communication skills, and open-mindedness.


  1. Best Landscapers In Chicago

    A well-manicured yard and stunning landscape is summer eye candy. Getting help to attain the top-notch landscaping in Chicago is easy when the best landscapers are hired.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. How to beat the heat while recreating this summer

    Some recent forecasts have called for it to hit 100 degrees, and although we didn’t attain triple digits, we’ve reached the upper 90s. And July is coming soon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. IdeaKloud Adds New Lines to Business Reach and Exposure with Broadcasterr

    NEW YORK, June 13th, 2013 /MarketersMedia/ -- It is the aim of every business owner to bring maximum reach to their business. As an alternative to attain more business exposure IdeaKloud comes up with ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Accesswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "If we are unable to attain such a goal" Putin said, "it will be difficult for us to keep within the framework of the treaty in a situation when other countries do develop such weapons systems, and among those are countries in our near...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: FOXNews

  2. "In your request to establish diplomatic relations with the United States, you expressed Kosovo's desire to attain the highest standards of democracy and freedom," Bush wrote. "I fully welcome this sentiment. In particular, I support your...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Together, we have worked exhaustively since last month to attain this agreement," Hicks said in the release. "It's a complex business deal that positions the franchise positively for the future."
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Tom Hicks Source: ESPN

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