\ ə-ˈchēvd How to pronounce achieved (audio) \

Definition of achieved

: brought to or marked by a high degree of development or refinement : finished fully achieved poems

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Especially for her father, who, like her mother, was the child of Jewish immigrants, the house embodied the achieved American dream. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "Influenced by Her Children, Laurie Simmons Exits Her Comfort Zone," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of achieved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achieved

from past participle of achieve

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to spread over or through

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