achieve Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb to gain with effort
accomplish; reach; attain.
- she achieved her goal despite setbacks
A*chieve" transitive verb
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. Taylor.
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.
[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.
Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. Prior.
He hath achieved a maid That paragons description. Shak.
To finish; to kill.Obs. Shak. Syn. -- To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See Accomplish.