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English definition of “attain”

attain

verb [T] uk   /əˈteɪn/ formal us  
C1 to reach or succeed in getting something: He has attained the highest grade in his music exams. We need to identify the best ways of attaining our objectives/goals. India attained independence in 1947, after decades of struggle.
Synonym
Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of attain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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