Meaning of achieve

a•chieve

Pronunciation: (u-chēv'), [key]
— v., a•chieved, a•chiev•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.
  2. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory.
—v.i.
  1. to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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