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Definition of "achieve" []

  • To perform or carry out with success; accomplish. See Synonyms at perform. (verb-transitive)
  • To attain with effort or despite difficulty. See Synonyms at reach. (verb-transitive)
  • To accomplish something successfully; perform at a standard or above standard level: skills needed to achieve in school. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "achieve" in a sentence
  • "I think public opinion has already hardened, and about the only thing he can realistically hope to achieve is to stop the bleeding in his poll numbers."
  • "All Clinton can hope to achieve is to make certain that Obama does not win against McCain. chris"
  • "Paul Flynn has rushed to Alun Cairn's defence, although all he seems to achieve is to remind us just how ancient he really is:"