attain

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to achieve)
a. lograr
Carmen attained an advanced level in Greek and Latin at the university.Carmen logró un nivel avanzado de griego y latín en la universidad.
b. alcanzar
Jake was unlikely to attain his goal of playing professional basketball.Era improbable que Jake alcanzara su meta de jugar baloncesto profesional.
c. conseguir
Jimena's father told her that she would need to work hard to attain her goals in life.El padre de Jimena le dijo que tendría que trabajar duro para conseguir sus objetivos en la vida.
d. conquistar (happiness)
Happiness isn't something that one attains but rather chooses to embrace.La felicidad no es algo que se conquista, sino algo que se elige.
2. (to reach)
a. llegar a
Smith attained the rank of general when he was still quite young.Smith llegó al grado de general cuando aún era bastante joven.
b. alcanzar
No individual is permitted to consume alcoholic beverages until he has attained 21 years of age.A ningún individuo se le permite consumir bebidas alcohólicas hasta que haya alcanzado los 21 años de edad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to achieve)
a. alcanzar
You could have attained to a more positive result.Podrías haber alcanzado un resultado más positivo.
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attain
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ambition, age)
a. alcanzar
2. (rank)
a. llegar a
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attain [əˈteɪn]
transitive verb
(achieve, reach) [+knowledge] lograr; [+happiness] lograr; conquistar; [+goal, aim] lograr; conseguir; alcanzar; [+age, rank] llegar a; alcanzar; (get hold of) conseguir
he attained the rank of general
intransitive verb
to attain to llegar a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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