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Meaning of ACHIEVE

Pronunciation:  u'cheev

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks."

ACHIEVE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accomplish, attain, reach
 See Also: average, begin, come through, come to, compass, culminate, finagle, get to, make, manage, progress to, score, strike, succeed, wangle, win



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*chieve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Achieved}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Achieving}.] [OE. acheven, OF. achever, achiever, F.
achever, to finish; [`a] (L. ad) + OF. chief, F. chef, end,
head, fr. L. caput head. See {Chief}.]
1. 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.

         Supposing faculties and powers to be the same, far
         more may be achieved in any line by the aid of a
         capital, invigorating motive than without it. --I.

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

         Some are born great, some achieve greatness. --Shak.

         Thou hast achieved our liberty.       --Milton.

Note: [[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.]

            Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.

            He hath achieved a maid That paragons
            description.                       --Shak.

3. To finish; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak.

Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute;
     perform; realize; obtain. See {Accomplish}.

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