achieve

[uh-cheev]
verb (used with object), achieved, achieving.
1.
to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.
2.
to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory.
verb (used without object), achieved, achieving.
3.
to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English acheven < Old French achever to finish, from phrase a chef to (the) head (i.e., to conclusion). See chief

achievable, adjective
achiever, noun
outachieve, verb (used with object), outachieved, outachieving.
preachieved, adjective
superachiever, noun
unachievable, adjective
unachieved, adjective
well-achieved, adjective


1. consummate, complete; effect, execute; realize, reach. See do1. 2. realize, win.
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achieve (əˈtʃiːv)
 
vb
1.  to bring to a successful conclusion; accomplish; attain
2.  to gain as by hard work or effort: to achieve success
 
[C14: from Old French achever to bring to an end, from the phrase a chef to a head, to a conclusion]
 
a'chievable
 
adj
 
a'chiever
 
n

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achieve
early 14c., from O.Fr. achever "to finish," from phrase à chef (venir) "at an end, finished," or V.L. *accapare, from L.L. ad caput (venire); both the O.Fr. and L.L. phrases meaning lit. "to come to a head," from stem of L. caput "head" (see head).
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Example sentences
The popularity which the work achieved is not surprising.
But some success has been achieved in using pigs' heart valves and in treating
  patients whose livers stopped functioning.
But the new study suggests this has been achieved by concentrating on largely
  uninhabited ecosystems of low economic value.
Sea levels rose rapidly, and the continents achieved their present-day outline.
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