achieve


achieve
01. You will never [achieve] your goals if you don't believe in yourself.
02. If you want to [achieve] real progress in your speaking skills, you need to speak English as often as possible while you are here.
03. When thinking about your goals for learning English, it is important to have goals which are realistically [achievable]; otherwise, you will just get discouraged.
04. The politician listed all the [achievements] made during his time in office, and asked the crowd for their support in the coming election.
05. At the age of 38, he finally [achieved] his goal of winning the U.S. Open.
06. He celebrated his [achievement] with a glass of champagne.
07. [Achieving] valid results is a major goal of all research.
08. A person who emerges from childhood without a strong motivation to [achieve] is unlikely to do well in medical school.
09. Robert Kennedy once said that only those who dare to fail greatly can ever [achieve] greatly.
10. Somerset Maugham once said that love is only a dirty trick played on us to [achieve] continuation of the species.
11. Einstein once said that peace cannot be [achieved] through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.
12. Someone once observed that hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and [achieves] the impossible.
13. The Dalai Lama once observed that great love and great [achievements] involve great risk.
14. There is an African proverb which observes that greatness is not [achieved] with violence.
15. There is a Portuguese proverb which observes that not much is [achieved] where everyone gives orders.
16. A nuclear chain reaction was [achieved] for the first time on December 2, 1942.
17. A positive attitude helps language students maintain their interest in learning long enough to [achieve] their goals.
18. Costa Rica, though still a largely agricultural country, has [achieved] a high standard of living for its people.
19. Even moderate exercise is good for the health, but greater health benefits can be [achieved] by increasing the amount of physical activity.
20. In 1976, he won the gold medal in the Olympics, thereby [achieving] his greatest goal in sport.
21. During the sixteenth century, expressions of religious sentiment [achieved] a passionate intensity in the sacred music of Spain.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Achieve — A*chieve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Achieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Achieving}.] [OE. acheven, OF. achever, achiever, F. achever, to finish; [ a] (L. ad) + OF. chief, F. chef, end, head, fr. L. caput head. See {Chief}.] 1. To carry on to a final close;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • achieve — achieve; achieve·ment; …   English syllables

  • achieve — [ə chēv′] vt. achieved, achieving [ME acheven < OFr achever, to finish < a , to + chief, head: see CHIEF] 1. to do; succeed in doing; accomplish 2. to get or reach by exertion; attain; gain [to achieve one s goals] vi. to bring about a… …   English World dictionary

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  • achieve — (v.) early 14c., from O.Fr. achever (12c.) to finish, accomplish, complete, from phrase à chef (venir) at an end, finished, or V.L. *accapare, from L.L. ad caput (venire); both the French and Late Latin phrases meaning lit. to come to a head,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • achieve — 1 accomplish, effect, *perform, fulfill, execute, discharge Analogous words: complete, finish, conclude (see CLOSE): surmount, overcome, *conquer Antonyms: fail (to do something), fail (in) Contrasted words: *begin, commence, start …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • achieve — [v] bring to successful conclusion; reach a goal accomplish, acquire, actualize, attain, bring about, bring off*, bring to pass, cap, carry out, carry through, close, complete, conclude, consummate, deliver, discharge, dispatch, do, earn, earn… …   New thesaurus

  • achieve — ► VERB ▪ bring about or accomplish by effort, skill, or courage. DERIVATIVES achievable adjective achiever noun. ORIGIN Old French achever come or bring to a head , from a chief to a head …   English terms dictionary

  • achieve */*/*/ — UK [əˈtʃiːv] / US [əˈtʃɪv] verb Word forms achieve : present tense I/you/we/they achieve he/she/it achieves present participle achieving past tense achieved past participle achieved Metaphor: Something you achieve is like a building, and the… …   English dictionary


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