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, reach(verb)

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Wiktionary

  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

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

How to pronounce achieve?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. David Narain:

    While justice is difficult to achieve in a case such as this, we hope that the victims and their families find some form of justice in today's disposition, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them as they deal with this tragic event.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    What do you do when you are faced with disappointment or misfortune? Anyway, you've got two options. You can either allow it to press or weigh you down or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better your own self or your situation. But I'm urging you, refuse to be pressed or weighed down by anything not even your own seemed misfortunes or disappointments.­ I mean, never allow them to become stumbling blocks to you nor in becoming whoever you've been longing to become, nor in achieving whatever you've been longing to achieve.

  3. Andrew Weiss:

    These tools may hurt and bite over time, but the inherent fragility of the Ukraine is so high it is working against the ability of the West to achieve its goals.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who has achieved immortality is never afraid to die someday. Yes! because his or her fame or legacy will surely outlive him or her. I have achieved immortality all over the internet via my thought-provoking quotes, motivations and inspirations. In fact, my thought-provoking quotes and my words of wisdom will surely and eventually outlive me or rather live on after my demise. And guess what? I'm yet to achieve more of it (immortality) even beyond the internet setting through my up-coming books, my writing and speaking gift or potential. -Emeasoba George

  5. Anthony Robbins:

    I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret

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Translations for achieve

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  • تحقيقArabic
  • дасягаць, дасягнуцьBelarusian
  • постигам, достигам, реализирам, осъществявамBulgarian
  • acomplir, obtenir, aconseguirCatalan, Valencian
  • dosáhnout, dosahovatCzech
  • realisieren, erreichen, erlangenGerman
  • lograr, conseguirSpanish
  • رسیدنPersian
  • saada aikaan, saavuttaa, toteuttaaFinnish
  • réaliser, accomplirFrench
  • को प्राप्तHindi
  • ottenere, realizzareItalian
  • 実現, 達成Japanese
  • bereiken, realiseren, verkrijgen, verwerven, winnenDutch
  • osiągnąć, zrealizować, osiągaćPolish
  • ganhar, conseguirPortuguese
  • добиваться, достичь, выполнить, осуществить, достигнуть, достигать, выполнять, осуществлять, добиться, реализоватьRussian
  • uppnå, åstadkommaSwedish
  • సాధించుTelugu
  • досягти, досягатиUkrainian
  • حاصلUrdu

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