verb (used with object), a·chieved, a·chiev·ing.
verb (used without object), a·chieved, a·chiev·ing.
Origin of achieve
Examples from the Web for achievable
Delisting the Yellowstone grizzly will render this achievable goal of connectivity impossible.
Here, now, are some achievable resolutions that will help you be sort of, basically, more-or-less decent in the year to come.
“Afghan good enough” is the military phrase for limiting our objectives to what is achievable and not overreaching.‘Afghan Good Enough’ May Be the Best We Can Hope for in Afghanistan|Jacob Siegel|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In Yes You Can: The Achievable Diet, Diana Le Dean searches for the silent killers and suggests alternatives.
This article has been adapted from Yes You Can: The Achievable Diet by Diana Le Dean.
Only by the possession of treasures these things are achievable, therefore it is laudable in man to strive after wealth.Fairy Tales From all Nations|Anthony R. Montalba
Everything is possible; but without labour and failure nothing is achievable.David Elginbrod|George MacDonald
But with such stability the expansion and balanced growth of international trade is not achievable.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
It was inconceivable that it could be the practical and achievable cunning of military bullies and strategists.Out To Win|Coningsby Dawson
Some of these aims may not be achievable given the political and technology constraints, but need to be explored.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
British Dictionary definitions for achievable
Word Origin for achieve
Word Origin and History for achievable
early 14c., from Old French achever (12c.) "to finish, accomplish, complete," from phrase à chef (venir) "at an end, finished," or Vulgar Latin *accapare, from Late Latin ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning literally "to come to a head," from stem of Latin caput "head" (see capitulum).
The Lat. caput, towards the end of the Empire, and in Merov[ingian] times, took the sense of an end, whence the phrase ad caput venire, in the sense of to come to an end .... Venire ad caput naturally produced the Fr. phrase venir à chef = venir à bout. ... From this chief, O.Fr. form of chef (q.v.) in sense of term, end, comes the Fr. compd. achever = venir à chef, to end, finish. [Auguste Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]
Related: Achieved; achieving.