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verb (achiev, es)
  1. To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.
  • Supposing faculties and powers to be the same, far more may be achieved in any line by the aid of a capital, invigorating motive than without it. - I. Taylor
    1. To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
  • Some are born great, some greatness - Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, II-v
  • Thou hast achieved our liberty. - Milton
    1. (obsolete) To obtain with a material thing as the aim
  • Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. - Prior
  • He hath achieved a maid / That paragons description. - Shakespeare, Othello, II-i
    1. (obsolete) To finish; to kill. - Shakespeare
  • Etymology: Middle English acheven, from achever, achiever, French achever, to finish; í (Latin ad + Old French chief, French chef, end, head, from Latin caput head. See chief

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