attain

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Attain is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
attain

Third-person singular
attains

Past tense
attained

Past participle
attained

Present participle
attaining

  1. Someone attains a status if they reach it and start to have that status.
    My brother attained first place in the race.
    After 4 years at university, she attained her degree.