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English definition of “achieve”

achieve

verb [T]     /əˈtʃiːv/
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. → See also underachieveSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
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