Definition of achieve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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achieve

verb
/əˈtʃiv/
 
 
1 [transitive] achieve something to succeed in reaching a particular goal, status, or standard, especially by making an effort for a long time synonym attainHe had finally achieved success.They could not achieve their target of less than 3% inflation.2 [transitive] achieve something to succeed in doing something or causing something to happen synonym accomplishI haven't achieved very much today.All you've achieved is making my parents upset.3 [intransitive] to be successfulTheir background gives them little chance of achieving in school. achievable
/əˈtʃivəbl/
 
adjectiveProfits of $20 million look achievable.achievable goals antonym unachievable
Usage noteUsage note: achieveachieve verbto succeed in reaching a particular goal, status, or standard, especially by making an effort for a long timeaim, goal, objective|resultLeaders are truly effective in achieving organizational objectives only when they are motivated by a concern for others.fail to|attempt to, try to, strive to|be able to|be difficult to|be necessary toWoodward concludes that economic policy broadly failed to achieve its goals of low unemployment and low inflation.An accurate estimate of their numbers is difficult to achieve.achievement nouna thing that someone has done successfully; the act or process of achieving somethingacademic, educational, scholastic|technologicalNo significant differences in academic achievement were found.impressive, notable, remarkableThis agreement is a remarkable achievement from both a scientific and a social perspective.achievable adjectiveeasily, readilyWeb-based simulations can generate insights not readily achievable by other means.goal, objectiveSelf-esteem arises from reaching out for difficult but achievable goals.