To achieve one's goals.
An example of achieve is when you win a race you were running and wanted to win.
Achieve a task; achieve an improvement in foreign relations.
Skills needed to achieve in school.
Achieve fame as a singer; achieve a record speed.
Origin of achieve
- Middle English acheven from Old French achever from a chief (venir) (to come) to a head chief
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman aschever, Middle French achever, achiever et al., apparently from Late Latin *accappāre, present active infinitive of *accappō, from ad (“to”) + caput (“head”) + -ō (verbal suffix), or alternatively a construction based on Old French chief (“head”). Compare Catalan, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish acabar, French achever.