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 Dictionary entry overview: What does achieve mean? 

ACHIEVE (verb)
  The verb ACHIEVE has 1 sense:

1. to gain with effort

  Familiarity information: ACHIEVE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ACHIEVE (verb)

Sense 1achieve [BACK TO TOP]


To gain with effort

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


achieve; attain; accomplish; reach

Context example:

she achieved her goal despite setbacks

Hypernyms (to "achieve" is one way to...):

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "achieve"):

score (get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance)

get to; make; progress to; reach (reach a goal, e.g.,)

begin (achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative)

come to; strike (attain)

culminate (reach the highest or most decisive point)

compass (bring about; accomplish)

average (achieve or reach on average)

finagle; manage; wangle (achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

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