A·chieve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Achieved p. pr. & vb. n. Achieving ]
1. To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to achieve 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.
2. To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness. --Shak.
Thou hast achieved our liberty. --Milton.
Note: [[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.]
Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. --Prior.
He hath achieved a maid
That paragons description. --Shak.
3. To finish; to kill. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute; perform; realize; obtain. See Accomplish.
v : to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite
setbacks" [syn: accomplish, attain, reach]