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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   /əˈtʃiːv/  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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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
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