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[v] to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks."


accomplish, attain, reach

Misc. Definitions

\A*chieve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Achieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Achieving}.] [OE. acheven, OF. achever, achiever, F. achever, to finish; [`a] (L. ad) + OF. chief, F. chef, end, head, fr. L. caput head. See {Chief}.]
1. 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. --I. Taylor.
2. To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win. Some are born great, some achieve greatness. --Shak. Thou hast achieved our liberty. --Milton. Note: [[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.] Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. --Prior. He hath achieved a maid That paragons description. --Shak.
3. To finish; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak. Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See {Accomplish}.

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