Definitions for ACHIEVEəˈtʃiv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•chieveəˈtʃiv(v.)a•chieved, a•chiev•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to bring to a successful end; succeed in doing or accomplishing:

    The crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.

  2. to get or attain by effort:

    to achieve victory.

  3. (v.i.)to accomplish some purpose or goal; perform successfully:

    children who do not achieve in school.

Origin of achieve:

1275–1325; ME < OF achever to finish, v. der. of a chef to (the) head (i.e., to a conclusion). See chief


Princeton's WordNet

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reach(verb)

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. achieve(verb)əˈtʃiv

    to succeed in doing

    achieving your goals; What can be achieved by doing that?


  1. achieve(Verb)

    To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance.

  2. achieve(Verb)

    To carry out successfully; to accomplish.

  3. achieve(Verb)

    To conclude, finish, especially successfully.

  4. achieve(Verb)

    To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.

  5. achieve(Verb)

    To conclude, to turn out.

  6. achieve(Verb)

    To obtain (a material thing).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Achieve(verb)

    to carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise

  2. Achieve(verb)

    to obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win

  3. Achieve(verb)

    to finish; to kill

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACHIEVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1563

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACHIEVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1675

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ACHIEVE' in Verbs Frequency: #135

Translations for ACHIEVE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to gain or reach successfully

He has achieved his ambition.

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