Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) possible to reach or achieve
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
easy to attain, set attainable targets/goals/objectives
To 'attain' something means to reach it (attain a speed, attain good grades etc) or to succeed in achieving something. You can 'attain' a PhD in a subject or 'attain' a position in a company for example. You will hear this used more often in professional or formal contexts.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I think my dreams for the future are relatively easy to attain. But I'll still need to work hard.
The brand's newbusiness plan contained attainable goalsfor all departments.
Students are encouraged toset attainable objectivesat the beginning of each academic year.
During my Performance Review, my Boss adjusted my targets so thatthey were more attainable.
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