What does achieve mean?

Definitions for achieve
əˈtʃivachieve

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word achieve.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Wiktionary

  1. achieveverb

    To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance.

  2. achieveverb

    To carry out successfully; to accomplish.

  3. achieveverb

    To conclude, finish, especially successfully.

  4. achieveverb

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

  5. achieveverb

    To conclude, to turn out.

  6. achieveverb

    To obtain (a material thing).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACHIEVEverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Achieveverb

    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. Achieveverb

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

  3. Achieveverb

    to finish; to kill

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Achieve

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. achieve

    To succeed.

    We always achieve our goals in an efficient way as we are united.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of achieve in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of achieve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of achieve in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Kondik:

    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.

  2. Tayyip Erdogan:

    God willing, Turkey will start flying with this system... With this system, we will achieve what others cannot imagine.

  3. Pearl S. Buck:

    The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

  4. Lawrence Durrell:

    It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

  5. Matthew Fitzpatrick:

    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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Translations for achieve

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  • تحقيقArabic
  • дасягаць, дасягнуцьBelarusian
  • достигам, постигам, осъществявам, реализирамBulgarian
  • obtenir, aconseguir, acomplirCatalan, Valencian
  • dosáhnout, dosahovatCzech
  • opnåDanish
  • erreichen, erlangen, realisierenGerman
  • atingiEsperanto
  • conseguir, lograrSpanish
  • رسیدنPersian
  • toteuttaa, saada aikaan, saavuttaaFinnish
  • réaliser, accomplirFrench
  • को प्राप्तHindi
  • realizzare, ottenereItalian
  • לְהַשִׂיגHebrew
  • 実現, 達成Japanese
  • consequiLatin
  • bereiken, realiseren, winnen, verkrijgen, verwervenDutch
  • oppnåNorwegian
  • zrealizować, osiągać, osiągnąćPolish
  • conseguir, ganharPortuguese
  • достичь, добиться, осуществить, достигнуть, осуществлять, достигать, реализовать, добиваться, выполнить, выполнятьRussian
  • åstadkomma, uppnåSwedish
  • సాధించుTelugu
  • досягати, досягтиUkrainian
  • حاصلUrdu

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