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verb achieve pronunciation in American English /əˈtʃiv/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyachieve
he/she/itachieves
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.
      [transitive] to succeed in becoming popular, famous, or successful, especially after a long time or after a lot of effort

      His paintings did not achieve the popularity of his books.

      actors who achieve fame and fortune in Hollywood

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