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.
to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.
- a·chiev·a·ble, adjective
- a·chiev·er, noun
- out·a·chieve, verb (used with object), out·a·chieved, out·a·chiev·ing
- pre·a·chieved, adjective
- su·per·a·chiev·er, noun
- un·a·chiev·a·ble, adjective
- un·a·chieved, adjective
- well-a·chieved, adjective
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How to use achieve in a sentence
To perform actions, it could either type the command for that action or achieve the same end by talking to other characters.How role-playing a dragon can teach an AI to manipulate and persuade | Will Heaven | November 20, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Given the R-naught of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, the World Health Organization has estimated that 65 percent to 70 percent of the population needs to be immune before this can be achieved.
In San Diego, however, where infection rates have been lower, Lee’s model suggests that 65% will need to achieve immunity through infection or vaccination.
Under industrial policy, the government makes investments that the private sector is unwilling or unable to make, and which will help the country achieve certain socially desirable goals.
Neutralizing levels were achieved by 14 days after a boost vaccination in 208 of 209 patients.Oxford says COVID-19 vaccine has produced strong immune response ahead of late-stage trial results | kdunn6 | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boys are taught early in life to devalue care, to be hyper-competitive, super-achieving men.
We want committed romantic relationships just as we always have, but something is getting in the way of us achieving them.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.
By reaching out to a local high school or non-profit to become a mentor for a high achieving, low-income student.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply? | Jonah Edelman | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What means had the Company of waging such a war, and what chance of achieving such a triumph?The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
I suspect her of a deliberate intention of achieving parallel results by parallel methods.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Herbert Murray and Chivey now pressed forward, resolved to try and gain the pasha's reward and the glory of achieving her capture.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
She must contribute her full share in achieving these results.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) | W. Grant Hague
He was one of the few poets of America at that period who had succeeded in achieving an international reputation.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for achieve
to bring to a successful conclusion; accomplish; attain
to gain as by hard work or effort: to achieve success
- achievable, adjective
- achiever, noun
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