[ uh-cheev ]
/ əˈtʃiv /
verb (used with object), a·chieved, a·chiev·ing.
to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.
to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory.
verb (used without object), a·chieved, a·chiev·ing.
to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.
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Origin of achieve
1275–1325; Middle English acheven < Old French achever to finish, from phrase a chef to (the) head (i.e., to conclusion). See chief
synonym study for achieve
1. See do1.
OTHER WORDS FROM achieve
a·chiev·a·ble, adjectivea·chiev·er, nounout·a·chieve, verb (used with object), out·a·chieved, out·a·chiev·ingpre·a·chieved, adjective
su·per·a·chiev·er, nounun·a·chiev·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·chieved, adjectivewell-a·chieved, adjective
Words nearby achieve
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British Dictionary definitions for achievers
/ (əˈtʃiːv) /
to bring to a successful conclusion; accomplish; attain
to gain as by hard work or effortto achieve success
Derived forms of achieveachievable, adjectiveachiever, noun
Word Origin for achieve
C14: from Old French achever to bring to an end, from the phrase a chef to a head, to a conclusion
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