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o·ver·a·chieve

 (ō′vər-ə-chēv′)
intr.v. o·ver·a·chieved, o·ver·a·chiev·ing, o·ver·a·chieves
To perform better or achieve more success than expected.

o′ver·a·chieve′ment n.
o′ver·a·chiev′er n.
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overachieve

(ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv)
vb
(Education) (intr) to perform (for example, in examinations) better than would be expected on the basis of one's age or talents
ˌoveraˈchiever n
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o•ver•a•chieve

(ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃiv)

v.i. -chieved, -chiev•ing.
to perform better or achieve more than is usual or expected.
[1950–55]
o`ver•a•chieve′ment, n.
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overachieve


Past participle: overachieved
Gerund: overachieving

Imperative
overachieve
overachieve
Present
I overachieve
you overachieve
he/she/it overachieves
we overachieve
you overachieve
they overachieve
Preterite
I overachieved
you overachieved
he/she/it overachieved
we overachieved
you overachieved
they overachieved
Present Continuous
I am overachieving
you are overachieving
he/she/it is overachieving
we are overachieving
you are overachieving
they are overachieving
Present Perfect
I have overachieved
you have overachieved
he/she/it has overachieved
we have overachieved
you have overachieved
they have overachieved
Past Continuous
I was overachieving
you were overachieving
he/she/it was overachieving
we were overachieving
you were overachieving
they were overachieving
Past Perfect
I had overachieved
you had overachieved
he/she/it had overachieved
we had overachieved
you had overachieved
they had overachieved
Future
I will overachieve
you will overachieve
he/she/it will overachieve
we will overachieve
you will overachieve
they will overachieve
Future Perfect
I will have overachieved
you will have overachieved
he/she/it will have overachieved
we will have overachieved
you will have overachieved
they will have overachieved
Future Continuous
I will be overachieving
you will be overachieving
he/she/it will be overachieving
we will be overachieving
you will be overachieving
they will be overachieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overachieving
you have been overachieving
he/she/it has been overachieving
we have been overachieving
you have been overachieving
they have been overachieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overachieving
you will have been overachieving
he/she/it will have been overachieving
we will have been overachieving
you will have been overachieving
they will have been overachieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overachieving
you had been overachieving
he/she/it had been overachieving
we had been overachieving
you had been overachieving
they had been overachieving
Conditional
I would overachieve
you would overachieve
he/she/it would overachieve
we would overachieve
you would overachieve
they would overachieve
Past Conditional
I would have overachieved
you would have overachieved
he/she/it would have overachieved
we would have overachieved
you would have overachieved
they would have overachieved
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overachieve - perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected; "His daughter always overachieves"
do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
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where [g.sub.ij] (i = 1,2, ..., n and j = 1,2, ..., m) is the jth aspiration level of the ith goal, [w.sub.i] represents the weight attached to the deviation, and [d.sub.i] is the deviation from the target value [g.sub.i]; [d.sup.+.sub.i] = max(0, [f.sub.i](x) - [g.sub.i]) and [d.sup.-.sub.i] = max(0, [g.sub.i] -[ .sub.f]i(x)) denote under- and overachievements of the ith goal, respectively.
She attributes the closing of the wage gap to women's overachievements in education and skills development, and their success in a different pattern of work and family to the decline in male dominated sectors of the economy.
As a more conservative adult, I take seriously Nicholas Lemann's thesis in The Promised Land (1991), that a less quiescent legislative review might have checked some of Johnson's hasty overachievements. In any event, though the size of Johnson's congressional majority in 1965 was the result of circumstances independent of his outsize personality, his modus operandi, by that point in his career, was unmistakable.