1A thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage: to reach this stage is a great achievement
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- The building is truly a remarkable achievement and is the result of much planning and hard work by all involved.
- Woetzel now seems to be well on her way to matching her sporting achievements with similar success on stage.
- Always be honest about your achievements and skills and make sure the information is up to date.
attainment, reaching, gaining, winning, acquirement, procurement;
realization, accomplishment, fulfilment, fulfilling, carrying out, carrying through, effecting, implementation, execution, performance, engineering;
conclusion, concluding, completion, completing, close, closing, finishing, consummation, success, fruition
informal winding up
rare effectuation, reification
accomplishment, attainment, feat, performance, undertaking, act, action, deed, effort, exploit, manoeuvre, operation, enterprise;
work, handiwork, creation;
triumph, success, positive result, coup, master stroke, stroke of genius
2 [mass noun] The process or fact of achieving something: the achievement of professional recognition assessing ability in terms of academic achievement a sense of achievement
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- Psychologists also claim that the sense of achievement after exercise also makes fitness enthusiasts feel better.
- We should be aware of what can hamper our achievement and make the effort to overcome it.
- The author, like the sailor, could end up badly battered, or be greatly praised for his courage, skill and achievement.
3 Heraldry A representation of a coat of arms with all the adjuncts to which a bearer of arms is entitled.
- The achievement is very complex, with twelve sections representing 12 families linked by marriage.
- This stone shows the heraldic achievement of Henry, including, significantly for us, a stag, gorged, enclosed in a fence.
- This full achievement illustrates the Azure, Gules, and Ermine mantling issuing from the twisted wreath on the helmet, silver with gold bars, signifying the earl to be a peer, and surmounted by a wyvern crest.
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