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English definition of “attain”

attain

verb [T]     /əˈteɪn/ formal
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 achieveSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
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