achievement Definition

  • 1a thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage
  • 2the process or fact of achieving something

Using achievement: Examples

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

  • Example

    Winning the championship was a great achievement for the team.

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    Graduating from college was one of her greatest achievements.

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    The company's success is a remarkable achievement.

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    Learning a new language is a significant achievement.

achievement Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for achievement

Antonyms for achievement

Phrases with achievement

  • a disparity in educational performance between different groups of students, often based on race or socioeconomic status


    The school district is working to close the achievement gap between students from low-income families and those from wealthier ones.

  • a feeling of pride and satisfaction in having accomplished something


    Finishing the marathon gave her a great sense of achievement.

  • a standardized test used to measure a student's knowledge or skills in a particular subject


    The school requires all students to take an achievement test at the end of each year.

Origins of achievement

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


Summary: achievement in Brief

An 'achievement' [əˈtʃiːvmənt] is a successful accomplishment that requires effort, skill, or courage. It can refer to both the process of achieving something and the result itself. Examples include winning a championship, graduating from college, or learning a new language. Phrases like 'an achievement gap' and 'an achievement test' denote disparities in education and standardized testing, respectively.

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