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Another word for achieve

  1. To succeed in doing

      1. (Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
      2. To record or add (points) to one's score
      3. (Music, Dancing) To orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score
      1. To understand fully; apprehend
      2. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
      3. To gain; obtain
      1. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
      2. To get in touch with, as by telephone
      3. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
      1. To get to; arrive at; reach
      2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
      3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
      1. To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time:
      2. To gain as an objective; achieve:
      3. To gain through effort; accomplish; achieve
      1. To make complete; perfect
      2. To do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance)
      3. To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
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Another word for achieve

  1. To succeed in carrying out

  2. To reach a goal

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Synonym Study

  • Gain suggests the exertion of considerable effort to reach some goal they gained the top of the hill See also syn. study at perform.
  • Accomplish implies success in completing a set task to accomplish an end
  • Attain adds an implication of being goaded on by great ambition to gain an end regarded as beyond the reach of most people she has attained great fame in her profession
  • Achieve suggests exertion and the use of skill in reaching or getting something we've achieved a great victory