Synonyms for achiever

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

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Définition of achiever

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.
  • As in mover and shaker : noun person who makes things happen
  • As in rising star : noun comer
  • As in up-and-comer : noun comer
  • As in doer : noun go-getter
  • As in dynamo : noun go-getter
Example sentences :
  • But Cézanne, judged either as a theorist or as an achiever, is the preeminent figure in modern art.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning » by Willard Huntington Wright
  • In some of the other versions the sword is already broken, and can only be made whole by the achiever of the Quest.
  • Extract from : « Parzival (vol. 1 of 2) » by Wolfram von Eschenback
  • The dreamer laid a hand on each of the achiever's strong shoulders and gazed long and searchingly into the confident face.
  • Extract from : « Destiny » by Charles Neville Buck
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