achieve - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleachieving
past tenseachieved
past participleachieved
  1. [transitive] to succeed in doing or having what you planned or intended, usually after a lot of effort

    The Republic of Tunisia achieved independence from France in 1957.

    the first signs that a breakthrough had been achieved

    We have achieved what we set out to do.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be successful by being determined or working hard

      Many managers are driven by a desire to achieve.

    2. b.
      [transitive] to succeed in becoming popular, famous, or successful, especially after a long time or after a lot of effort

      actors who achieve fame and fortune in Hollywood

      His paintings did not achieve the popularity of his books.

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