Antonyms for achieve


Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-cheev
Phonetic Transcription : əˈtʃiv


Définition achieve

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old French achever (12c.) "to finish, accomplish, complete," from phrase à chef (venir) "at an end, finished," or Vulgar Latin *accapare, from Late Latin ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning literally "to come to a head," from stem of Latin caput "head" (see capitulum).
  • The Lat. caput, towards the end of the Empire, and in Merov[ingian] times, took the sense of an end, whence the phrase ad caput venire, in the sense of to come to an end .... Venire ad caput naturally produced the Fr. phrase venir à chef = venir à bout. ... From this chief, O.Fr. form of chef (q.v.) in sense of term, end, comes the Fr. compd. achever = venir à chef, to end, finish. [Auguste Brachet, "An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language," transl. G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1878]
  • Related: Achieved; achieving.
  • verb bring to successful conclusion; reach a goal
Example sentences :
  • They achieve repartee the brilliance of which dazzles him to contemptible silence.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • We shall not achieve it immediately—but we still shall strive.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • As already seen, we ask for difficulties to conquer, successes to achieve.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Alexander Setonius, a Scot, was first of the moderns to achieve it.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "And when you achieve the fine loaf, you may revel in home-made rolls," I answered.
  • Extract from : « Culture and Cooking » by Catherine Owen
  • It was for him to set out on a purpose, and achieve or fail.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The only question is: How can we achieve this with the least sacrifices?
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • But these are mainly in outline, with little attempt to achieve tones.
  • Extract from : « Why Bewick Succeeded » by Jacob Kainen
  • He looked at her in astonishment, wondering dully what she aimed to achieve.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • I believe it; for they are generally more difficult to achieve.
  • Extract from : « The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885 » by Various

Synonyms for achieve

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