Achieve

Definition of Achieve

A`chieve´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Achieved ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Achieving ( ).]
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.
Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.
- Prior.
3.To finish; to kill.

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