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achieveverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈtʃiːv/
B1 to ​succeed in ​finishing something or ​reaching an ​aim, ​especially after a lot of ​work or ​effort: The government's ​trainingpolicy, he ​claimed, was achieving ​its objectives. She ​finally achieved her ambition to ​visitSouthAmerica. I've been ​working all ​day, but I ​feel as if I've achieved nothing.
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(Definition of achieve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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achieveverb [T]

 us   /əˈtʃiv/
to do or ​obtain something that you ​wanted after ​planning and ​working to make it ​happen: She achieved her ​objective of ​qualifying for the US ​Olympicteam. I am ​hopeful that we can achieve ​peaceeventually, but it is not going to be ​easy.
achievable
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əˈtʃi·və·bəl/
Increasing ​sales by 5 ​percent is an achievable ​goal.
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achieveverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈtʃiːv/
to successfully ​finish or do something you wanted to do, especially after a lot of ​effort: attempt/strive/seek to achieve sth Salespersons strived to achieve ​maximumsales.achieve an objective/goal/target The ​division has achieved its ​objective of being a ​majorforce in ​homeentertainment. It is hard to see how these ​projects can achieve their ​potential . achieve ​success/​profitability/​savings
(Definition of achieve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “achieve”
in Korean -를 이루다…
in Arabic يُنْجِز, يُحقِّق…
in Malaysian mencapai…
in French réaliser…
in Russian достигать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指經過努力)完成,達到,實現…
in Italian ottenere, raggiungere…
in Turkish başarmak…
in Polish osiągać…
in Spanish conseguir, lograr…
in Vietnamese đạt được…
in Portuguese conseguir, alcançar…
in Thai สำเร็จ…
in German erreichen…
in Catalan aconseguir…
in Japanese ~を達成する, ~に成功する…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指经过努力)完成,达到,实现…
in Indonesian mencapai…
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