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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: ataindre, from Latin attingere, from ad- 'to' + tangere 'to touch'

attain

verb
     
at‧tain [transitive] formal
1 to succeed in achieving something after trying for a long time:
More women are attaining positions of power.
2 to reach a particular level, age, size etc:
Share prices attained a high of $3.27.
After a year she had attained her ideal weight.
attainable adjective:
This target should be attainable.

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