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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Twice in Tuesday's loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park and once on June 12 in Houston the right-hander hit 100 mph on the radar gun with his fastball – an accomplishment that brings with it a certain mystique. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brandon Woodruff has been bringing the heat lately for the Brewers," 19 June 2019 This is perhaps most devastating for the colleges in these regions faced with the double whammy of demographic change and proximity to brand-name institutions that eclipse them with their practically unlimited resources and academic accomplishments. Alia Wong, The Atlantic, "The End of an American College," 18 June 2019 The perfect weekend didn’t come without some bumps in the road but that only made the accomplishment all the more sweeter when Tournament Director Melody Valenzuela was handing out the championship rings. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park’s Bronco, Pinto all-stars capture Directors Tournament titles," 17 June 2019 In a succession of brisk chapters, Fauvelle makes the case that medieval Africa suffered no dearth of cultural accomplishments. Howard W. French, The New York Review of Books, "Africa’s Lost Kingdoms," 17 June 2019 Here is the Stanford release touting Matthiesssen’s accomplishments. oregonlive.com, "Two-way Stanford player Will Matthiessen does it all well: Diamonds & Dust," 16 June 2019 Their goal was to get 4014 rolling again in time to celebrate one of the greatest rail accomplishments ever: the Transcontinental Railroad, built at the urging of President Lincoln. CBS News, "Building the Transcontinental Railroad, the moonshot of the 19th century," 16 June 2019 Yet society appeared to view these female accomplishments as evidence of women’s capability, not their equality. Tate Royer, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: The biggest fight facing the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t on the field," 14 June 2019 Today's action follows other significant Trump administration health care accomplishments. Brian Blase For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Trump's new rule will give businesses and workers better health care options," 13 June 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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