Origin of achievement
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OTHER WORDS FROM achievementsu·per·a·chieve·ment, noun
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What does achievement mean?
Achieve and achievement often imply the completion of something important or difficult—a lofty goal or a great feat. Graduating high school is an achievement. Learning a new language is an achievement. An award is an achievement.
Achievement can also refer to the act of achieving, as in We need to focus on the achievement of these goals. This sense of the word doesn’t always imply impressiveness by itself—it often means the same thing as completion.
Example: Becoming a nurse is a major achievement—it represents years of hard work and sacrifice.
Where does achievement come from?
The first records of the term achievement come from the 1400s. It comes from the French word achevement, meaning “conclusion,” from Old French achever, “to bring to an end,” from the phrase a chef, meaning “to a head” or “to a conclusion.” The suffix -ment is used in nouns and indicates an action or state.
Achievement is often (though not always) used in the context of completing a set goal—one that is planned or desired before it is accomplished. Achievements are often celebrated by people because they are the result of a lot of effort and hard work. Achievement is generally used in a positive way in the context of completing beneficial goals (though an achievement can involve bad things—taking over the world might be an accomplishment for a supervillain).
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What are some other forms related to achievement?
- achieve (verb)
What are some synonyms for achievement?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing achievement?
How is achievement used in real life?
Achievement is very commonly used. It’s usually used in a positive way.
Incredibly grateful to have received the vaccine today! It’s a remarkable achievement of human ingenuity that we already have a vaccine for this terrible disease. Praying that everyone who wants it can get it soon too! Please stay safe! 2021 is starting to look up! 😁😁😁
— Asha Gupta Cogdill, MD (@AshaCogdill) December 17, 2020
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth we celebrate Katherine Johnson who's work on the 1962 orbital mission of John Glenn is portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures." To read more about her many achievements during her long career with @NASA go to: https://t.co/hJteyEUDtR#HiddenFigures pic.twitter.com/Deezh6j5ya
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) February 8, 2018
Today my mother, Dame Eileen Sills, retires after a 40 year career as a nurse in the NHS. She’s been the most inspirational woman, nurse and mother. As she hangs up her uniform for the last time today and reflects on her many achievements I’m sure many will want her to know that
— Chelsie Sills (@ChelsieSills) August 7, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of achievement?
How to use achievement in a sentence
As befits an organization coming off two straight NBA championships, the enlistees form a Who’s Who of modern basketball achievement.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
VETS’ achievements under his leadership were chronicled in a book on government leadership.
His group then investigated whether the type of screen time made a difference in mental or physical health or in school achievements.Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning|Kathryn Hulick|September 11, 2020|Science News For Students
There is a risk that in a short time all the achievements in the field of high technology will be wiped out.Belarus’s crackdown could squash Minsk’s budding tech sector|Nicolás Rivero|August 20, 2020|Quartz
Compared to various life achievements, occasions and events are less in number.How to use in-market audiences for better search campaigns|Harikrishna Kundariya|August 18, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Their new Balmain campaign isn't just extremely off-putting and incredibly up-close; it's also a serious sartorial achievement.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Near the end of my time with Hitchcock, the American Film Institute is preparing to honor him with their Life Achievement Award.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eleventh place is quite the crowning achievement for the little isthmus—especially considering the low quality offerings.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This achievement was a journey full of trials, mistakes, loss, and self-discovery.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than that, it was ultimate proof of a surpassing American technical achievement, the creation of the Jet Age.
Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He was in high spirits at an achievement which was so important to the national impression of his talents and resources.
And they escaped monotony—supreme achievement in the difficult circumstances.
Its most complete achievement in this direction was without doubt the regulation of the religious year.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
All things considered it was a wonderful achievement when, on the evening of the eleventh day, they began their last march.The Red Year|Louis Tracy