Getting a PhD is an example of to attain.
Finding peace through dedicated meditation is an example of attain.
Attain a diploma by hard work.
Attained to high office; eventually attained to wisdom.
He attained the age of ninety.
Redwoods can attain a height of 300 feet.
Origin of attain
- Middle English atteinen from Old French ataindre ataign- to reach to from Vulgar Latin attangere from Latin attingere ad- ad- tangere to touch tag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition