Achieve meaning

ə-chēv
To get or reach by exertion; attain; gain.

To achieve one's goals.

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To carry out successfully; to accomplish. [from 14th c.]
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(intransitive) To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance. [from 14th c.]
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To bring about a desired result; succeed.
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(now literary) To obtain (a material thing). [from 15th c.]
  • William Shakespeare, Othello, II-i..

Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.

He hath achieved a maid / That paragons description.

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The definition of achieve means to accomplish a goal or to do something you set out to do.

An example of achieve is when you win a race you were running and wanted to win.

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To succeed in accomplishing; bring about.

Achieve a task; achieve an improvement in foreign relations.

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To accomplish something successfully; perform at a standard or above standard level.

Skills needed to achieve in school.

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To do; succeed in doing; accomplish.
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To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win. [from 14th c.]
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To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach.

Achieve fame as a singer; achieve a record speed.

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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”) + (verbal suffix), or alternatively a construction based on Old French chief (“head”). Compare Catalan, Occitan, Portuguese and Spanish acabar, French achever.

    From Wiktionary