achieve

  • 1 achieve — UK US /əˈtʃiːv/ verb [T] ► to successfully finish or do something you wanted to do, especially after a lot of effort: attempt/strive/seek to achieve sth »Salespersons strived to achieve maximum sales. achieve an objective/goal/target »The… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Achieve — 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 achieve — achieve; achieve·ment; …

    English syllables

  • 4 achieve — [ə chēv′] vt. achieved, achieving [ME acheven < OFr achever, to finish < a , to + chief, head: see CHIEF] 1. to do; succeed in doing; accomplish 2. to get or reach by exertion; attain; gain [to achieve one s goals] vi. to bring about a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 achieve — I (acquire) verb acquire, arrive, attain, bring about, build, carry, close, complete, conclude, construct, consummate, decide, determine, discharge, earn, evoke, function, gain, get, implement, obtain, operate, originate, prevail, procure, reach …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 achieve — (v.) early 14c., from O.Fr. achever (12c.) to finish, accomplish, complete, from phrase à chef (venir) at an end, finished, or V.L. *accapare, from L.L. ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning lit. to come to a head,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 achieve — 1 accomplish, effect, *perform, fulfill, execute, discharge Analogous words: complete, finish, conclude (see CLOSE): surmount, overcome, *conquer Antonyms: fail (to do something), fail (in) Contrasted words: *begin, commence, start …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 achieve — [v] bring to successful conclusion; reach a goal accomplish, acquire, actualize, attain, bring about, bring off*, bring to pass, cap, carry out, carry through, close, complete, conclude, consummate, deliver, discharge, dispatch, do, earn, earn… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 achieve — ► VERB ▪ bring about or accomplish by effort, skill, or courage. DERIVATIVES achievable adjective achiever noun. ORIGIN Old French achever come or bring to a head , from a chief to a head …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 achieve */*/*/ — UK [əˈtʃiːv] / US [əˈtʃɪv] verb Word forms achieve : present tense I/you/we/they achieve he/she/it achieves present participle achieving past tense achieved past participle achieved Metaphor: Something you achieve is like a building, and the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 achieve — 01. You will never [achieve] your goals if you don t believe in yourself. 02. If you want to [achieve] real progress in your speaking skills, you need to speak English as often as possible while you are here. 03. When thinking about your goals… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 achieve — verb VERB + ACHIEVE ▪ fail to ▪ The present law has failed to achieve its objectives. ▪ be able to ▪ try to ▪ be designed to ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 achieve — a|chieve [ ə tʃiv ] verb *** transitive to succeed in doing or having what you planned or intended, usually after a lot of effort: The Republic of Tunisia achieved independence from France in 1957. the first signs that a breakthrough had been… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 achieve — [c]/əˈtʃiv / (say uh cheev) verb (achieved, achieving) –verb (t) 1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: *But INEXPERIENCE cannot possibly achieve any intended artistic effect. –miles franklin, 1946. 2. to bring about, as by… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 achieve — verb /əˈtʃiːv/ a) 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… …

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  • 16 achieve — [[t]ətʃi͟ːv[/t]] ♦♦ achieves, achieving, achieved VERB If you achieve a particular aim or effect, you succeed in doing it or causing it to happen, usually after a lot of effort. [V n] There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 17 achieve — verb 1 (T) to succeed in doing something good or getting the result you wanted, after trying hard for a long time: Women have yet to achieve full equality in the workplace. | Britain has achieved the highest rate of economic growth in Europe this …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 achieve — a•chieve [[t]əˈtʃiv[/t]] v., a•chieved, a•chiev•ing. 1) to bring to a successful end; succeed in doing or accomplishing: The crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose[/ex] 2) to get or attain by effort: to achieve victory[/ex] 3) to accomplish… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 achieve — verb (achieved; achieving) Etymology: Middle English acheven, from Anglo French achever to finish, from a (from Latin ad ) + chef end, head more at chief Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to carry out successfully …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 achieve — achievable, adj. achiever, n. /euh cheev /, v., achieved, achieving. v.t. 1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose. 2. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve… …

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