Adjective "achieving" definition and examples

(Achieving may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈtʃiːv/

Definitions and examples

verb

Successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective or result) by effort, skill, or courage.
  1. 'the killings achieved nothing'
  2. 'One of the ways the law aims to achieve these consequences is by banning certain actions.'
  3. 'It's also important to have a strategy from the outset if you are to achieve your objective.'
  4. 'The report also said that the pupils had made good progress to achieve the test results.'
  5. 'Either way achieves the objective of inserting a non-stick barrier between the laminate and the release paper.'
  6. 'He cannot be expected to achieve results by dint of enthusiasm and fresh ideas alone.'
  7. 'Why have the most expensive professionals in the game achieved such paltry results?'
  8. 'I intend to do everything within my power to make sure that we achieve these objectives.'
  9. 'He is a progressive and modern farmer who achieves excellent results.'
  10. 'In the Unland sculptures it is the unexpected combination of wood, thread and hair that achieves this effect.'
  11. 'We are achieving significant results in reducing crime and the fear of crime.'

More definitions

1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.

2. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory. verb (used without object), achieved, achieving.

3. to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.

More examples(as adjective)

"growths can be achieving."

"results can be achieving."

"successes can be achieving."

"reductions can be achieving."

"targets can be achieving."

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Origin

(achieve)Middle English (in the sense ‘complete successfully’): from Old French achever ‘come or bring to a head’, from a chief ‘to a head’.