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To successfully execute or effect
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  1. To successfully execute or effect
  2. To make whole, with all necessary elements or parts:
  3. To bring to a finish or an end:
To come to a finish; cease:
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  1. To come to a finish; cease:
  2. To arrive at a place, situation, or condition as a result of a course of action. Often used with up :
  3. To bring to an end; finish; stop; conclude
To have its end (in something)
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  1. To have its end (in something)
  2. To come to an end in space or time; stop; end
  3. To occur at or form the end of; conclude or finish:
To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
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  1. To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
  2. To come to a decision or agreement:
  3. To come to a close; end; finish
To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
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  1. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
  2. To bring to an end; complete
  3. To reach the end of a task, course, or relationship:
(Intransitive) To complete the last details of a task.
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  1. (Intransitive) To complete the last details of a task.
(Slang) To take; ingest; use
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  1. (Slang) To take; ingest; use
  2. Used after another verb for emphasis:
  3. Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases:
To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
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  1. To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
  2. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
  3. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
To perform or carry out what is required by:
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  1. To perform or carry out what is required by:
  2. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
  3. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
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  1. To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
  2. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
  3. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
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  1. To fulfill (a sexual desire or attraction) especially by intercourse.
  2. To bring to completion or fulfillment; finish; accomplish
  3. To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony.
To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
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  1. To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
  2. To bring to perfection or completion:
To follow with something better; surpass or outdo:
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  1. To follow with something better; surpass or outdo:
  2. To apply the finishing touch to; complete:
  3. To cover the top or end of; form a cap
To hold while moving something out.
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  1. To hold while moving something out.
  2. (Idiomatic) To fulfill.
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  1. To accomplish, achieve.
  2. To cause to take place.
(Archaic) To rescue; to liberate.
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  1. (Archaic) To rescue; to liberate.
  2. To succeed in doing something considered to be very difficult.
  3. To bring away from; to bring by boat from a ship, a wreck, the shore, etc.
To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
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  1. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
  2. To end (a dispute)
  3. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement.
To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
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  1. To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
  2. To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
To join or unite; bring into contact:
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  1. To join or unite; bring into contact:
  2. To bring to an end; finish
  3. To come to an end; finish:
To close (a finger hole of a wind instrument) so as to produce a desired tone
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  1. To close (a finger hole of a wind instrument) so as to produce a desired tone
  2. To cause to cease or end
  3. To be able to go no further; come to an end
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  3. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
To supervise (a recording session, musical recording, etc.) and determine the final sound mix of the recording
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  1. To supervise (a recording session, musical recording, etc.) and determine the final sound mix of the recording
  2. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  3. To bring forth; exhibit:
To bring into reality; make real:
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  1. To bring into reality; make real:
  2. To be sold for, or bring as profit (a specified sum)
  3. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
To bring about; cause to happen; effect
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  1. To bring about; cause to happen; effect
To make actual or real; realize in action
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  1. To make actual or real; realize in action
  2. (Reflexive) To realize one's full potential.
  3. To become actual, real, fully developed, etc.
To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
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  1. To relieve (a ship, for example) of a burden or of contents; unload.
  2. To become blurred, as a color or dye; run.
  3. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  1. To smooth.
  2. (With object after out) To calculate.
  3. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
(Mil.) To correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing
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  1. (Mil.) To correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing
  2. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
  3. To come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.
To cause (a person) to decide
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  1. To cause (a person) to decide
  2. To make a firm decision about:
  3. To bring to a usually successful conclusion:
To solve an equation:
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  1. To solve an equation:
  2. To find or provide a satisfactory answer or explanation for; make clear; explain
  3. To find an answer to, explanation for, or way of dealing with (a problem, for example).
To make complete; perfect
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  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.
To arrange in an orderly way.
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  1. To arrange in an orderly way.
  2. To deal with conclusively with a threat or a difficult situation.
  3. To get rid of.
To finish quickly or promptly
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  1. To finish quickly or promptly
  2. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
  3. To put an end to; kill
To make into law:
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  1. To make into law:
  2. To represent or perform in or as in a play; act out
  3. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
To find ways to go on functioning; get along somehow; succeed in handling matters
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  1. To find ways to go on functioning; get along somehow; succeed in handling matters
  2. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  3. To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end:
To bring about, as by scheming; manage:
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  1. To bring about, as by scheming; manage:
  2. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
  3. To think up; devise; scheme; plan
To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
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  1. To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
  2. To succeed in accomplishing or managing:
  3. To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement:
To engage by written contract; sign on
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  1. To engage by written contract; sign on
  2. To express (a word or thought, for example) by sign language:
  3. To communicate (thoughts, ideas, etc.) by using sign language
To close, shut, or fasten with or as with a seal
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  1. To close, shut, or fasten with or as with a seal
  2. In common law, an impression in wax, wafer, or other substance put on a document and attesting to its authenticity; a similar impression placed over the edge of an envelope, its unbroken condition indicating that the envelope is unopened, hence its contents are untampered with. A corporation’s seal is at times called a common seal. In common law, an impression in wax, wafer, or other substance put on a document and attesting to its authenticity; a similar impression placed over the edge of an envelope, its unbroken condition indicating that the envelope is unopened, hence its contents are untampered with. A corporation’s seal is at times called a common seal. the act of placing an impression upon an envelope or document to designate that it is undisturbed, the act of closing.
  3. To close or fasten with a seal:
To take care of; to effect; to make happen.
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To give birth:
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  1. To give birth:
  2. To give forth or produce:
  3. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
(Idiomatic) Alternative form of fit the bill.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Alternative form of fit the bill.
To make more complete by adding details.
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  1. To make more complete by adding details.
  2. (Intransitive) to become rounder, plumper
(Idiomatic) To survive, to endure.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To survive, to endure.
  2. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) Not to let somebody down, keep one's promise.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
To get by effort or merit; gain
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  1. To get by effort or merit; gain
  2. To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
  3. (--- Baseball) To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit:
(Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
  2. To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.
To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
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  1. To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
  2. To clear the leftovers of a dish, in order to eat them.
  3. (Idiomatic) To fix problems; to correct or repair.
To perform a theatrical production.
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  1. To perform a theatrical production.
  2. To explain or state something clearly and understandably.
To sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor; oscillate
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  1. To sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor; oscillate
  2. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
  3. To move or alternate, often rapidly, between extremes, or from one position or condition to another
(Idiomatic) To cope with, to be successful in.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To cope with, to be successful in.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see hack,‎ it.
(Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
  2. (Idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
(Soccer) To pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.
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  1. (Soccer) To pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.
  2. (Idiomatic) to cause to endure
  3. (Idiomatic) To connect (a telephone caller with intended callee).
To seal by sewing.
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To fasten with a button or buttons.
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  1. To fasten with a button or buttons.
  2. (Intransitive) To fasten all the buttons on a coat, or similar item of clothing, to keep warm.
(Idiomatic) To retire.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To retire.
  2. (Idiomatic) To cease the activity for the day.
(Idiomatic) To work; to be successful; to solve a problem; to be sufficient or adequate to fulfill a purpose.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To work; to be successful; to solve a problem; to be sufficient or adequate to fulfill a purpose.
To make complete; perfect
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  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.
To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time:
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  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
To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
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  1. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
  2. To get in touch with, as by telephone
  3. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
To get to; arrive at; reach
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  1. To get to; arrive at; reach
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To understand fully; apprehend
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  1. To understand fully; apprehend
  2. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
  3. To gain; obtain
To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
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  1. To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
  2. To get possession of, esp. by some effort; procure
  3. (Archaic) To arrive at; reach or achieve
To make complete; perfect
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  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.
To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time:
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  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
To get to; arrive at; reach
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  1. To get to; arrive at; reach
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
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  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
To understand fully; apprehend
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  1. To understand fully; apprehend
  2. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
  3. To gain; obtain
(Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
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  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

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
Find another word for achieve. In this page you can discover 108 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for achieve, like: complete, end, terminate, conclude, finish, finish-up, finish off, do, perform, execute and fulfill.