achieve Definition

successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage.

Using achieve: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "achieve" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She finally achieved her goal of becoming a doctor.

  • Example

    The team worked hard to achieve victory in the championship game.

  • Example

    He achieved success through hard work and determination.

achieve Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for achieve

Phrases with achieve

  • successfully accomplish one's goals or aspirations


    With hard work and perseverance, she was able to achieve her dreams of becoming an astronaut.

  • reach a high level of success or achievement


    Through his dedication and hard work, he was able to achieve greatness as a musician.

  • successfully reach an important stage or accomplishment


    The company achieved a major milestone when they reached their one millionth customer.

Origins of achieve

from Old French 'achever', meaning 'to complete'


Summary: achieve in Brief

To 'achieve' [əˈtʃiːv] means to successfully bring about or reach a desired objective, level, or result through effort, skill, or courage. It is often used to describe reaching a goal or accomplishing something difficult, such as 'She finally achieved her goal of becoming a doctor.' 'Achieve' can also be used in phrases like 'achieve one's dreams' and 'achieve greatness,' which denote reaching a high level of success or accomplishment.

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