Achieved vs. Attained — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Achieved and Attained
Achieved (13 May 1979 – 1993) was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He won four of his nine races in a track career which lasted from July 1981 to September 1982.
To gain as an objective; achieve
Attain a diploma by hard work.
Highly skilled or developed; accomplished
"The author ... is not merely lucky, but an achieved and deserving fiction writer" (Wright Morris).
To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time
Redwoods can attain a height of 300 feet.
Simple past tense and past participle of achieve
To succeed in a directed effort, process, or progression
Attained to high office.
Eventually attained to wisdom.
(of a goal or status) Having been reached, attained or accomplished.
Simple past tense and past participle of attain
(of a goal) Having been achieved or reached.
Achieved or reached;
The actual attained achievement test score