Synonyms for achieving

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

Top 10 synonyms for achieving Other synonyms for the word achieving

Définition of achieving

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 :
  • This was a lesser problem, and one he came near to achieving.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • "Fate has prevented me from achieving my greatest desire," he said harshly.
  • Extract from : « The Space Rover » by Edwin K. Sloat
  • The time required for achieving hypnosis will vary from subject to subject.
  • Extract from : « A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis » by Melvin Powers
  • After this, hypnosis can be instrumental in achieving the final goal.
  • Extract from : « A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis » by Melvin Powers
  • My answer is you may be achieving self-hypnosis and not know it!
  • Extract from : « A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis » by Melvin Powers
  • Miss Steele, however, succeeded in achieving the impossible.
  • Extract from : « Tom, Dick and Harry » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • It sets up our ideals and pictures us in the acts of achieving them.
  • Extract from : « The Mind and Its Education » by George Herbert Betts
  • What are the things that have most thwarted him and kept him from achieving what he has hoped to do?
  • Extract from : « The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book » by Various
  • Even the possibility of achieving some form of syncretism is not new by any means.
  • Extract from : « The Civilization of Illiteracy » by Mihai Nadin
  • He set about taking the necessary steps for achieving that object.
  • Extract from : « Sentimental Education, Volume II » by Gustave Flaubert

Antonyms for achieving

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