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verb achieve pronunciation in American English /əˈtʃiv/
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present tense
present participleachieving
past tenseachieved
past participleachieved
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  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
    2. b.
      [intransitive] to be successful by being determined or working hard
      Many athletes are driven by a desire to achieve.

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 achieve pronunciation in American English adjective


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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