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Definitions of achieve

  1.   To finish; to kill.
  2.   To perform; to finish.
  3.   To bring to a head or end: to perform: to accomplish: to gain, win.
  4.   To finish or complete successfully; to carry on progressively to an end.
  5.   To bring about a desired result.
  6.   to gain with effort; " she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
  7.   To perform; complete; acquire.
  8.   To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
  9.   To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; - as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.
  10.   To perform, carry out, accomplish; to bring to a successful end by an effort.

Antonyms for achieve

lose, let go, fail, forfeit, give up, skimp, miss, slur, shirk, slight, abandon, forget, fall short.

Quotes of achieve

  1. You know, I think I still have a sense that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve no matter how much success you have, no matter how much money you have, relationships are important. – Ed Bradley
  2. I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve – George W. Bush
  3. Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment. – Eric Butterworth
  4. If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life. – Kevin Costner
  5. Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check. – M. C. Escher
  6. The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? – Larry Flynt
  7. Make yourself an example, achieve it, but don't hurt anyone on the way up. I don't think I did that. – Dawn Fraser
  8. If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed. – Juliana Hatfield
  9. Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  10. It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result? – Helmut Jahn
  11. We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to achieve a peaceful reunification of the country. – Hu Jintao
  12. On occasion we need to make a second effort- and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve – Thomas S. Monson
  13. Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men. – Miyamoto Musashi
  14. Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. – Ross Perot
  15. Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve we descanted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Usage examples for achieve

  1. The essential is the matter of excellence: that a piece of work should achieve its end. ” – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  2. You will be placed in a unique position to achieve your final purpose. ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. Yours is a great privilege and a noble mission; may He enable you to achieve your heart's desire. ” – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  4. It has trained him to deliberate, to choose, to achieve – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  5. And how few there are who finally achieve their ideals! ” – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  6. After all, the Crevequers had never failed, till now, to achieve any intimacy.... ” – The Furnace by Rose Macaulay
  7. If their common ability to discern in their story or characters possible emotional interests for other people, their so- called dramatic sense, is to achieve success on the stage it must be developed into theatrical talent by hard study and generally by long practice. ” – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  8. We will continue to build our ties with developing nations, respecting and helping to strengthen their national independence which they have struggled so hard to achieve – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  9. We, too, may achieve a conquest over the dragon which, although it requires effort, does not disturb peace. ” – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  10. It was a great thing for him to achieve but he did not know it. ” – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  11. The English Renaissance, unlike the Italian, did not achieve great success in painting. ” – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  12. They were never idle; to rise socially and politically requires as great or greater work than for a poor man to achieve a fortune. ” – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  13. We both realize there is only one person in the universe who could achieve it- you. ” – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  14. The very nature of the playlet makes it the more difficult to achieve dramatic effect the more the number of characters is reduced. ” – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  15. “ " I fear Herr Renwick's friendship cannot achieve miracles. ” – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  16. There are men who can never achieve full success in any field whatever. ” – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  17. He wanted to return so badly that he was willing to die to achieve it, Jorden thought. ” – The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones
  18. The second thing was almost as impossible as raising and firing the rifle; but by the luck of the gods he might achieve it. ” – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. Let one keep his heart and mind in the currents of the Divine Power; let him actively follow the vision that is revealed to him, and he shall achieve and realize his ideals. ” – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  20. We must help them to achieve their own salvation. ” – German Problems and Personalities by Charles Sarolea

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