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a·chieve·ment

 (ə-chēv′mənt)
n.
1. The process of achieving something: She devoted her life to the achievement of voting rights for women.
2. Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance: The discovery of antibiotics is one of the great achievements of modern medicine. See Synonyms at feat1.

achievement

(əˈtʃiːvmənt)
n
1. something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism
2. successful completion; accomplishment
3. (Heraldry) heraldry a less common word for hatchment

a•chieve•ment

(əˈtʃiv mənt)

n.
1. something accomplished, as through great effort, skill, perseverance, or courage.
2. the act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.achievement - the action of accomplishing somethingachievement - the action of accomplishing something
beachhead, foothold - an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
cakewalk - an easy accomplishment; "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"; "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
exploit, feat, effort - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
masterpiece - an outstanding achievement
masterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery
credit - used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise; "she already had several performances to her credit";
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
track record, record - the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president"
accomplished fact, fait accompli - an irreversible accomplishment
sledding, going - advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going"; "the proposal faces tough sledding"
arrival, reaching - accomplishment of an objective
close call, close shave, narrow escape, squeak, squeaker - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
attainment - the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence"
freeing, liberation, release - the act of liberating someone or something
base on balls, pass, walk - (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
haymaking - taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts
face saver, face saving - an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
enlisting, recruitment - the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
smooth - the act of smoothing; "he gave his hair a quick smooth"

achievement

noun
1. accomplishment, effort, feat, deed, stroke, triumph, coup, exploit, act, attainment, feather in your cap a conference celebrating women's achievements
2. fulfilment, effecting, performance, production, execution, implementation, completion, accomplishment, realization, attainment, attainment, acquirement, carrying out or through It is the achievement of these goals that will bring lasting peace.
Quotations
"If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement" [Willa Cather The Professor's House]

achievement

noun
1. Something completed or attained successfully:
2. A great or heroic deed:
Translations
إنجازإِنـْجازإنْجَاز، مَأثِرَه
úspěchdosažení
præstationbedriftopnåelse
saavutusvaakunakilpi
dostignuće
afrek
達成
달성성과업적
splnenie
dosežek
prestation
การบรรลุผลสำเร็จ
başarıbaşarma
thành tích

achievement

[əˈtʃiːvmənt] n
(= thing accomplished) → réussite f
That was quite an achievement
BUT C'était un véritable exploit.
(= fulfilment) [aims] → réalisation f
the achievement of their political goals → la réalisation de leurs objectifs politiques

achievement

n
(act) → Erreichen nt; (of success)Erzielen nt; (of victory)Erringen nt; (of rank also, title)Erlangen nt; achievement-orientedleistungsorientiert; achievement-oriented societyLeistungsgesellschaft f
(= thing achieved) (of individual)Leistung f; (of society, civilization, technology)Errungenschaft f; that’s quite an achievement!das ist schon eine Leistung! (also iro); for his many achievementsfür seine zahlreichen Verdienste; achievement quotient/testLeistungsquotient m/-test m

achievement

[əˈtʃiːvmənt] n (act) → realizzazione f, raggiungimento, compimento; (thing achieved) → risultato, successo
that's quite an achievement → è una bella impresa, è un bel successo

achieve

(əˈtʃiːv) verb
to gain or reach successfully. He has achieved his ambition.
aˈchievement noun
his academic achievements; the achievement of his ambition.

achievement

إِنـْجاز úspěch præstation Leistung επίτευγμα logro saavutus accomplissement dostignuće risultato 達成 달성 prestatie prestasjon osiągnięcie realização достижение prestation การบรรลุผลสำเร็จ başarı thành tích 成就
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Thus, while the busy dame bustled about the house, or plied her spinning-wheel at one end of the piazza, honest Balt would sit smoking his evening pipe at the other, watching the achievements of a little wooden warrior, who, armed with a sword in each hand, was most valiantly fighting the wind on the pinnacle of the barn.
It was realized that the most prodigious achievements of the most renowned knights could not be worthy of comparison with a spectacle like this; they could be but child's play, contrasted with this mysterious and awful battle of the gods.
Thus it is his regimental flag, so to speak, and bears the record of his achievements.
Her pride in his scientific achievements, and her mortification at finding them but little known out of his own country, were genuine feelings.
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
We forgive thee, Brother Brian,'' said the Grand Master; ``though that thou hast boasted thy warlike achievements before us, is a glorifying of thine own deeds, and cometh of the Enemy, who tempteth us to exalt our own worship.
I had nothing nearer my fancy than to get home to the stockade and boast of my achievements.
I mentioned the prudent management of our treasury; the valour and achievements of our forces, by sea and land.
But none of his later achievements can in any degree compare with what he did in a cellar in Salem, at twenty-eight years of age.
It was reserved for the first settlers of new England to perform achievements equally arduous, to trample down obstructions equally formidable, to dispel dangers equally terrific, under the single inspiration of conscience.
or Rocinante, for that, ladies mine, is my horse's name, and Don Quixote of La Mancha is my own; for though I had no intention of declaring myself until my achievements in your service and honour had made me known, the necessity of adapting that old ballad of Lancelot to the present occasion has given you the knowledge of my name altogether prematurely.
The Venetians, if their achievements are considered, will be seen to have acted safely and gloriously so long as they sent to war their own men, when with armed gentlemen and plebians they did valiantly.

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