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).

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. President Barack Obama:

    As my administration has shown with Iran and with Cuba, we are also prepared to engage nations with which we have had troubled histories, but Pyongyang needs to understand it will not achieve the economic development it seeks so long as it clings to nuclear weapons.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Greatness is never a will-o'-the-wisp. That is to say, it is not a difficult thing to achieve. For, the seed of greatness is already in you. But, you've got to spring it up, by taking a leap of faith and calculated risks. -Emeasoba George

  3. Roberto Larios:

    Ultimately, as representatives, we are here to build careers, elevate profiles, and most importantly, achieve dreams. If we can help, for example, five Latina female comedy writers that we represent find success, and all five of them are doing amazing things or are about to, then the ideal scenario would be that we can go sign five more to replicate the success, in the end, it isn't necessarily just the work that I or any of my teammates are doing, but how receptive the other end of my phone call or email is being to our clients.

  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. Sana Dabbas:

    Never doubt your capacity to achieve and accomplish your goals. The world is your oyster, go find you pearls.

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Translations for achieve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تحقيقArabic
  • дасягаць, дасягнуцьBelarusian
  • постигам, достигам, реализирам, осъществявамBulgarian
  • acomplir, obtenir, aconseguirCatalan, Valencian
  • dosáhnout, dosahovatCzech
  • opnåDanish
  • realisieren, erreichen, erlangenGerman
  • atingiEsperanto
  • lograr, conseguirSpanish
  • رسیدنPersian
  • saada aikaan, saavuttaa, toteuttaaFinnish
  • réaliser, accomplirFrench
  • को प्राप्तHindi
  • ottenere, realizzareItalian
  • 実現, 達成Japanese
  • consequiLatin
  • bereiken, realiseren, verkrijgen, verwerven, winnenDutch
  • oppnåNorwegian
  • 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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    a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
    • A. impurity
    • B. conveyance
    • C. sheath
    • D. evangelist

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