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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: achever, from chief 'end, head'

achieve

verb
     
a‧chieve S1 W1
1 [transitive] to successfully complete something or get a good result, especially by working hard:
Frances achieved very good exam results.
Wilson has achieved considerable success as an artist.
She eventually achieved her goal of becoming a professor.
2 [intransitive] to be successful in a particular kind of job or activity:
We want all our students to achieve within their chosen profession.
achievable adjective

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