achieve/reach an understanding

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of achieve/reach an understanding

:to agree about something
  • After a long discussion they finally achieved/reached an understanding.

Word by Word Definitions

achieve play
  1. : to carry out successfully : accomplish

  2. : to get or attain as the result of exertion : reach

  3. : to attain a desired end or aim : become successful

reach play
  1. : to stretch out : extend

  2. : thrust

  3. : to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object

  1. : a continuous stretch or expanse

  2. : the action or an act of reaching

  3. : an individual part of a progression or journey

understanding play
  1. : a mental grasp : comprehension

  2. : the power of comprehending

  3. : the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories

  1. : knowing, intelligent

  2. : endowed with understanding : tolerant, sympathetic


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