achieve meaning

[ ə'tʃi:v ] Pronunciation:   "achieve" in a sentence
  • Verb: achieve  u'cheev
    1. To gain with effort
      "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
      - accomplish, attain, reach

    Derived forms: achieves, achieving, achieved

    See also: achievable, achievement, achiever

    Type of: bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win

    Encyclopedia: Achieve, Inc

  • [Business]
    verb [+ obj]

    to succeed in reaching a particular goal, status or standard, especially by making an effort for a long time:

    The company achieved its target of a 15% increase in sales this year.

    The group had failed to achieve expected price improvements.

    to achieve a goal/ an objective/ a target

    achievable // adjective:

    Profits of $20 m look achievable.



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  1. the exchequer early achieved independence.
  2. your work seems to be achieving nothing.
  3. only after many setbacks was success achieved.
  4. you cannot achieve such and such results.
  5. do n't get cocky when you 've achieved something.

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