Synonyms for achieved

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

Top 10 synonyms for achieved Other synonyms for the word achieved

Définition of achieved

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 :
  • But the result was achieved only at a cost which the little party could ill sustain.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • But I say to all men, what we have achieved in liberty, we will surpass in greater liberty.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He had been in London for what was quite a long time, but he had achieved nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • It is at the price of lives such as these that the wonders of civilisation are achieved.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Excellence in art, as in everything else, can only be achieved by dint of painstaking labour.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • Though some achieved wealth, yet this was rarely, if ever, the ruling motive.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • His patience, industry, and steady perseverance were the means by which he achieved his greatness.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • This will be one of the greatest triumphs I have ever achieved.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • This quasi-celebrity had been achieved no one quite knew how, least of all Marcia herself.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He achieved a staidness, and calmness, and philosophic tolerance.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London

Antonyms for achieved

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