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Attaining Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Attain \At*tain"\ ([a^]t*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attained (-t[=a]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Attaining.] [Of. atteinen, atteignen, atainen, OF. ateindre, ataindre, F. atteindre, fr. L. attingere; ad + tangere to touch, reach. See Tangent, and cf. Attinge, Attaint.]
  1. To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest. Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means? --Abp. Tillotson.
  2. To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire. [Obs. with a material object.] --Chaucer.
  3. To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain. [Obs.] Not well attaining his meaning. --Fuller.
  4. To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at. ``Canaan he now attains.'' --Milton.
  5. To overtake. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  6. To reach in excellence or degree; to equal. Syn: To Attain, Obtain, Procure. Usage: Attain always implies an effort toward an object. Hence it is not synonymous with obtain and procure, which do not necessarily imply such effort or motion. We procure or obtain a thing by purchase or loan, and we obtain by inheritance, but we do not attain it by such means.

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* Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment. - Lord Newborough

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  • EPFO will inform subscribers to claim pension at 58
    Retirement fund body EPFO will inform its subscribers on their attaining the age of 58 years that they are eligible for pension under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS—95). Read more on this news related to 'Attaining'
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    Community Management Corporation , an Associa company, congratulates Deb Johnson on attaining her Professional Manager of Community Associations designation through Community Associations Institute . Read more on this news related to 'Attaining'
  • WLSA's Ninth Annual Convergence Summit on Mobile Health Issues to Focus on Attaining Broader Adoption of Connected ...
    SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) said today that its ninth annual Convergence Summit here next month will focus on achieving broader global adoption of technology-enabled health care at a time when the pace of innovation in connected health and personal health solutions is accelerating. "The technology sect Read more on this news related to 'Attaining'

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