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
None are excluded from achieving that diversification of pursuits among the
  people which brings wealth and contentment.
Get answers to your nutrition questions and learn more about achieving a
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The best thing about achieving this dream, she knew, would be watching it help
  other people.
Her research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and
  mitigating climate change.
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