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Definition of Attain


  1. To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
  2. To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
  3. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
  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.
  7. To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.
  8. To come or arrive, by an effort of mind.
  9. Attainment.

Attain Quotations

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Mario Andretti

We dream of having a clean house - but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don't have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp; the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work.
Marcus Buckingham

A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.
Henry A. Wallace

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Khalil Gibran

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. - Miguel de Cervantes
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Miguel de Cervantes
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Attain Translations

attain in Afrikaans is verwerf, presteer, bereik, behaal
attain in Dutch is buit maken, verkrijgen, behalen
attain in Finnish is saavuttaa, hankkia
attain in French is atteignons, atteignez, atteignent, atteindre
attain in German is erreichen, erreichen, erlangen, gelangen
attain in Italian is ottenere, conseguire
attain in Latin is pervenio
attain in Portuguese is adquirir, alcance, obter
attain in Spanish is lograr
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