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American English: /əˈtʃiv/
British English: /əˈtʃiːv/

Translation of achieve in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (accomplish) the meeting didn't achieve much
    no se logró demasiado en la reunión
    to achieve the impossible
    lograr or conseguir lo imposible
    her teachers told her she would never achieve anything
    sus profesores le dijeron que nunca llegaría a nada
    you have achieved a remarkable feat
    has hecho una verdadera hazaña
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (attain)
    hacer realidad
    what do you hope to achieve by that?
    ¿qué esperas conseguir or lograr con eso?

intransitive verb

  • tener éxito

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