Simple Definition of achieve
: to get or reach (something) by working hard
: to become successful : to reach a goal
Full Definition of achieve
Examples of achieve
a diet that achieves dramatic results
With much practice, she has achieved a high level of skill.
They achieved high scores on their math tests.
We give students the skills they need in order to achieve in college.
Origin of achieve
Middle English acheven, from Anglo-French achever to finish, from a- (from Latin ad-) + chef end, head — more at chief
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of achieve
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ACHIEVE Defined for Kids
Definition of achieve
1 : to get by means of hard work <She achieved a perfect score.>
2 : to become successful <Our school provides us with the skills to achieve in college.>
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