Attain

Definition of Attain

At`tain´   Pronunciation: ăt`tān´
v. t.1.To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
[imp. & p. p. Attained (-tānd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaining.]
Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means?
- Abp. Tillotson.
2.To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
3.To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
Not well attaining his meaning.
- Fuller.
4.To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
5.To overtake.
6.To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
v. i.1.To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.
If by any means they might attain to Phenice.
- Acts xxvii. 12.
Nor nearer might the dogs attain.
- Sir W. Scott.
To see your trees attain to the dignity of timber.
- Cowper.
Few boroughs had as yet attained to power such as this.
- J. R. Green.
2.To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I can not attain unto it.
- Ps. cxxxix. 6.
n.1.Attainment.

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