verb to gain with effort
accomplish; reach; attain.
- she achieved her goal despite setbacks
A*chieve" transitive verb
, OF. achever
, F. achever
, to finish; à
) + OF. chief
, F. chef
, end, head, fr. L. caput
head. See Chief
imperfect & past participle Achieved present participle & verbal noun Achieving
- 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.
- To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness.
Thou hast achieved our liberty.
[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.
Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.
He hath achieved a maid
That paragons description.
- To finish; to kill. Obs.
Syn. -- To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See Accomplish.
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