To attain; to get act; to hit.
- To impart stigma to; disgrace: "No breath of calumny ever attainted the personal purity of Savonarola” ( Henry Hart Milman).
- To pass a sentence of attainder against.
- Archaic To infect or corrupt, as with illness or vice.
- Archaic To accuse.
- Obsolete Attainder.
- Archaic A disgrace; a stigma.