accomplishment

noun
ac·​com·​plish·​ment | \ ə-ˈkäm-plish-mənt How to pronounce accomplishment (audio) , -ˈkəm- How to pronounce accomplishment (audio) \

Definition of accomplishment

1 : the act or fact of accomplishing something : completion accomplishment of a goal a feeling of accomplishment
2 : something that has been accomplished : achievement Her family is proud of her academic accomplishments. an impressive accomplishment
3a : a quality or ability equipping one for society
b : a special skill or ability acquired by training or practice Her knowledge of foreign languages is one of her many accomplishments.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for accomplishment

Synonyms

achievement, acquirement, attainment, baby, coup, success, triumph

Antonyms

nonachievement

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Examples of accomplishment in a Sentence

Her family is proud of all her academic accomplishments. one of the greatest scientific accomplishments of the century We celebrated the accomplishment of all our goals. Her knowledge of foreign languages is among her many accomplishments.
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Neither is a small accomplishment, but Netflix clearly has more ambitious designs. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "The company’s ongoing bid for awards legitimacy is a terrific boon for its subscribers," 3 Dec. 2018 Robart praised the Police Department for its accomplishments, which in January led him to find the city in full compliance with the consent decree. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Federal judge questions whether Seattle police-union contract in keeping with ‘spirit’ of reforms," 5 Nov. 2018 Providing cheap, accessible, and quality housing is a significant accomplishment. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 This is a major accomplishment in the frigid Icelandic climate. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Company that sucks CO2 from air announces a new methane-producing plant," 4 Oct. 2018 Moffitt, chairman of the Community Prevention Council since late 1994, and a member of the La Cañada school board from 1993 to 2001, was recognized for his accomplishments as an award-winning educational and commercial filmmaker. Carol Cormaci, latimes.com, "La Cañada History: 2 Oxy alumni from La Cañada share a moment during 1998 commencement exercises," 25 June 2018 Of course, that’s not the only time the actor has cheered for his son’s accomplishments! Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "New York Mets Draft the Son of Back to the Future Villain Biff Tannen," 8 June 2018 On Wednesday, Hybritech founders Royston and Birndorf are being honored by San Diego’s biotech and life science community for their accomplishments that helped shape an industry in Southern California. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's Hybritech still influences local biotech, 40 years later," 9 May 2018 For a woman of Hayek’s accomplishments, such trivial jealousies are not to be taken seriously. Elizabeth Day, Town & Country, "Salma Hayek Isn't Going to Let Anyone Define Her," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of accomplishment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accomplishment

Middle English accomplisshment, borrowed from Anglo-French accomplissement, from acompliss-, stem of acomplir "to accomplish" + -ment -ment

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The first known use of accomplishment was in the 15th century

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accomplishment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of accomplishment

: something done, achieved, or accomplished successfully
: the successful completion of something : the act of accomplishing something
: a special skill or ability gained by practice or training

accomplishment

noun
ac·​com·​plish·​ment | \ ə-ˈkäm-plish-mənt How to pronounce accomplishment (audio) \

Kids Definition of accomplishment

1 : the act of successfully doing or reaching
2 : something successfully done or reached especially through effort
3 : an ability or skill gained by practice or training

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