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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  to  bring  out  into  a 
  perfected  state;  to  accomplish;  to  perform;  --  as  to 
  achieve  a  feat,  an  exploit,  an  enterprise. 
 
  Supposing  faculties  and  powers  to  be  the  same  far 
  more  may  be  achieved  in  any  line  by  the  aid  of  a 
  capital,  invigorating  motive  than  without  it  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  obtain,  or  gain,  as  the  result  of  exertion;  to  succeed 
  in  gaining;  to  win. 
 
  Some  are  born  great,  some  achieve  greatness.  --Shak. 
 
  Thou  hast  achieved  our  liberty.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  [[Obs].,  with  a  material  thing  as  the  aim.] 
 
  Show  all  the  spoils  by  valiant  kings  achieved. 
  --Prior. 
 
  He  hath  achieved  a  maid  That  paragons 
  description.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  finish;  to  kill.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  accomplish;  effect;  fulfill;  complete;  execute; 
  perform;  realize;  obtain.  See  {Accomplish}. 




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