Definition of achieve
achievableplay \-ˈchē-və-bəl\ adjective
Examples of achieve in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of achieve from the Web
Eli Arndt, Ashlyn Gentry, Caitlyn Hale, Alivia Lubeck, Andrew Makatura and Jayden Standish all achieved perfect scores of 100 percent on the I-READ 3.
The United States is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter and would otherwise have accounted for 21 percent of the total emissions reductions achieved by the accord through 2030.
The system can be elaborate at schools such as those in college towns where, some say, the pressure to achieve is particularly intense: Pioneer, for example, has five junior-year math levels.
So far, it's been successful in its goal of achieving public unity, Holajter said.
Evans, who grew up in rural North Georgia, reminded her colleagues during floor debate that poor Georgians are much less likely to achieve the high GPA and SAT score necessary to meet the stringent new requirements for a tuition-free scholarship.
Like Curtis, Gordy cunningly produced and marketed soul music with mass appeal for white listeners as well as black — a crossover success that rugged rhythm and blues never achieved.
The new legal system, which allows for rule by decree and was originally instituted for three months, will continue to be extended until peace and tranquility are achieved, Erdogan said this week.
The velocity of this swing is possible because most of the victories achieved by the undocumented during Obama’s administration depended upon the use of prosecutorial discretion.
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Origin and Etymology 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
ACHIEVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of achieve for English Language Learners
: to get or reach (something) by working hard
: to become successful : to reach a goal
ACHIEVE Defined for Kids
Definition of achieve for Students
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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