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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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say achieve in sign language?

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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. Yael Maguire:

    We're thrilled about what happened with our first flight, there are still a lot of technical challenges that need to be addressed for us to achieve the whole mission.

  2. Martin Clayton:

    This drawing shows a certain wistfulness I think, a certain melancholy even, it's not Leonardo, the great philosopher gazing into the distance. It's a flesh and blood man at the end of a career that had achieved a great deal, but also maybe failed to achieve a great deal as well.

  3. Larry Corey:

    These are the first trials, and we do not know how efficiently we will achieve the defined endpoints of the trials. Will it be a straight, easily defined line, or more akin to a meandering trail with switchbacks ? We are in unchartered waters.

  4. Erin Bulvanoski:

    Tangible things to achieve are always a stronger motivator to be at your best.

  5. Karen McDougal:

    My goal from the beginning was to restore my rights and not to achieve any financial gain, and this settlement does exactly that, i am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return to my private life and focus on what matters to me.

Images & Illustrations of achieve

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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
  • 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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