Definition of achieve
- achieve a gradual increase in production
- achieved a high degree of skill
- achieved greatness
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to get or reach (something) by working hard
: to become successful : to reach a goal
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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