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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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Sansone hugged her partner, Hamilton, and shared a sweet moment of accomplishment with her crew, just as the sun rose over the Mosquito Range. Zoë Rom, Outside Online, 14 Sep. 2022 To be in that company is a huge accomplishment by Robinson, who also plays forward on Pinnacle's basketball team. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 7 Sep. 2022 Given the compact size and simplicity of the unit, this is a huge accomplishment. WIRED, 6 Sep. 2022 FromSoftware’s award-winning creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki said that the uniformly intense challenge in his games is meant to provide players with a sense of accomplishment. Jonathan Lee, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 Her father said being a small-business owner gave Ms. O’Keefe a great sense of accomplishment. Baltimore Sun, 30 Aug. 2022 Teyana Taylor is beaming with pride at daughter Junie's latest accomplishment. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 That accomplishment capped a remarkable reversal from the 2004 squad that labored to a 4-6 mark. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 10 Sep. 2022 Wilson’s most notable accomplishment is winning the first national championship for the University of South Carolina. Gary Washburn,, 10 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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27 Sep 2022

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“Accomplishment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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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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