Meaning of ACHIEVE in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' ch ē v

Function: verb

Inflected Form: achieved ; achiev · ing

Etymology: Middle English acheven, from Anglo-French achever to finish, from a- (fr. Latin ad- ) + chef end, head ― more at CHIEF

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1 : to carry out successfully : ACCOMPLISH < achieve a gradual increase in production>

2 : to get or attain as the result of exertion : REACH < achieved a high degree of skill> < achieved greatness>

intransitive verb : to attain a desired end or aim : become successful

synonyms see PERFORM

– achiev · able \ - ' ch ē -v ə -b ə l \ adjective

– achiev · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.