Associations to the word «Attained»


ATTAIN, verb. (transitive) To accomplish; to achieve.
ATTAIN, verb. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
ATTAIN, verb. (transitive) To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
ATTAIN, verb. (intransitive) To come or arrive, by motion, growth, bodily exertion, or efforts toward a place, object, state, etc.; to reach.
ATTAIN, verb. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
ATTAIN, verb. (obsolete) To overtake.

Dictionary definition

ATTAIN, verb. To gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks".
ATTAIN, verb. Reach a point in time, or a certain state or level; "The thermometer hit 100 degrees"; "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour".
ATTAIN, verb. Find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake".
ATTAIN, verb. Reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn