Definitions for achieve
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word achieve.
achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb
to gain with effort
"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance.
To carry out successfully; to accomplish.
To conclude, finish, especially successfully.
To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
To conclude, to turn out.
To obtain (a material thing).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: achever, Fr. to complete.
Our toils, my friends, are crown’d with sure success:
The greater part perform’d, achieve the less. John Dryden, Æneid.
Experience is by industry achiev’d,
And perfected by the swift course of time. William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Tranio, I burn, I pine, I perish, Tranio,
If I achieve not this young modest girl. William Shakespeare, Taming the Shrew.
Thou hast achiev’d our liberty, confin’d
Within hell-gates till now. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii. l. 368.
Show all the spoils by valiant kings achiev’d,
And groaning nations by their arms reliev’d. Matthew Prior.
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
to obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win
to finish; to kill
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-chēv′, v.t. to bring to a head or end: to perform: to accomplish: to carry out successfully: to gain, win.—adj. Achiev′able, that may be achieved.—n. Achieve′ment, a performance: an exploit: an escutcheon or armorial shield granted in memory of some achievement, applied especially to the escutcheon over the tomb of a dead person, generally called a hatchment. [Fr. achever, from à chief (venir)—Low L. ad caput venire, to come to a head. See Chief.]
We always achieve our goals in an efficient way as we are united.
Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'achieve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1563
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'achieve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1675
Rank popularity for the word 'achieve' in Verbs Frequency: #135
The numerical value of achieve in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of achieve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
While individual Democratic candidates disagree with one another on the speed with which to achieve universal healthcare coverage, I don't think there's that much disagreement that that is a goal of the Democratic Party.
God willing, Turkey will start flying with this system... With this system, we will achieve what others cannot imagine.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
The feeling’s out of this world, it is so cliche, but it’s stuff you dream of as a kid. Yeah, to achieve it, I can retire a happy man tomorrow.
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- дасягаць, дасягнуцьBelarusian
- достигам, постигам, осъществявам, реализирамBulgarian
- obtenir, aconseguir, acomplirCatalan, Valencian
- dosáhnout, dosahovatCzech
- erreichen, erlangen, realisierenGerman
- conseguir, lograrSpanish
- toteuttaa, saada aikaan, saavuttaaFinnish
- réaliser, accomplirFrench
- को प्राप्तHindi
- realizzare, ottenereItalian
- 実現, 達成Japanese
- bereiken, realiseren, winnen, verkrijgen, verwervenDutch
- zrealizować, osiągać, osiągnąćPolish
- conseguir, ganharPortuguese
- достичь, добиться, осуществить, достигнуть, осуществлять, достигать, реализовать, добиваться, выполнить, выполнятьRussian
- åstadkomma, uppnåSwedish
- досягати, досягтиUkrainian
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