Definition of achieve in English:
- O'Neill has told his players that pretty football must be secondary to achieving the right result.
- The left wing of the attack achieved its objectives but the right wing failed completely.
- We are achieving significant results in reducing crime and the fear of crime.
- It is likely that the coverage achieved in other surveillance systems is similar or lower.
- The autonomic nervous system achieves fine regulation of body functions much the way you drive a car.
- The system achieves this by varying the timing and size of the pilot and main fuel injections according to conditions.
- Example sentences
- She is a senior Treasury minister in her mid-thirties, with a reputation as a brilliant economist and an all-round high achiever.
- The patient was a high academic achiever who also excelled in several sports.
- Ron had been actively involved in numerous community organizations over the years and was the consummate quiet achiever in many spheres of life.
Middle English (in the sense 'complete successfully'): from Old French achever 'come or bring to a head', from a chief 'to a head'.
The early sense was ‘complete successfully’, from Old French achever ‘come or bring to a head’, from the phrase a chief ‘to a head’.
Words that rhyme with achievebelieve, breve, cleave, conceive, deceive, eve, greave, grieve, heave, interleave, interweave, khedive, leave, misconceive, naive, Neve, peeve, perceive, reave, receive, reive, relieve, reprieve, retrieve, sheave, sleeve, steeve, Steve, Tananarive, Tel Aviv, thieve, underachieve, upheave, weave, we've, Yves
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