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achievement

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Pronunciation: /əˈtʃiːvm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of achievement in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
conclusion, concluding, completion, completing, close, closing, finishing, consummation, success, fruition
informal winding up
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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