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achieve

verb [T] uk   /əˈtʃiːv/ us  
B1 to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work or effort: The government's training policy, he claimed, was achieving its objectives. She finally achieved her ambition to visit South America. I've been working all day, but I feel as if I've achieved nothing.
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