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Adjective: attained  u'teynd
  1. Achieved or reached
    "the actual attained achievement test score"
Verb: attain  u'teyn
  1. To gain with effort
    "she attained her goal despite setbacks";
    - achieve, accomplish, reach
     
  2. Get to a certain state, level, or point in time
    "This car can attain a speed of 140 miles per hour";
    - reach, hit
     
  3. Find unexpectedly
    "she attained a goldmine";
    - fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover
     
  4. Be at the destination after some time, either real or abstract; come to a given position
    "The water attained the doorstep";
    - reach, make, hit, arrive at, gain

See also: earned

Type of: arrive, bring home the bacon, come, come through, deliver the goods, find, get, regain, succeed, win

Encyclopedia: Attained