achievements Definition

a thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage.

Using achievements: Examples

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

  • Example

    Winning the championship was one of his greatest achievements.

  • Example

    She has many achievements in her career as a scientist.

  • Example

    Graduating from college was a major achievement for him.

achievements Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for achievements

Antonyms for achievements

  • failures
  • disappointments

Phrases with achievements

  • an accomplishment that is significant to an individual's personal goals or aspirations


    Learning to play the guitar was a personal achievement for him.

  • an accomplishment related to academic pursuits such as grades, degrees, or awards


    Getting straight A's in school is considered an academic achievement.

  • an accomplishment related to one's professional career such as promotions, awards, or successful projects


    Winning the Employee of the Year award was a career achievement for her.


Summary: achievements in Brief

'Achievements' [əˈtʃiːvmənts] refer to things done successfully with effort, skill, or courage. It can be personal, academic, or career-related, such as 'Winning the championship' or 'Getting straight A's.' 'Achievements' are often celebrated and recognized as significant accomplishments, and are the opposite of 'failures' or 'disappointments.'