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 for achieve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              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.
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     2. To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed
        in gaining; to win.
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              Some are born great, some achieve greatness. --Shak.
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              Thou hast achieved our liberty.       --Milton.
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     Note: [[Obs]., with a material thing as the aim.]
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                 Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved.
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                 He hath achieved a maid
                 That paragons description.         --Shak.
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     3. To finish; to kill. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Syn: To accomplish; effect; fulfill; complete; execute;
          perform; realize; obtain. See Accomplish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite
           setbacks" [syn: achieve, accomplish, attain, reach]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "achieve":
     accomplish, acquire, act, actualize, approach, arrive, arrive at,
     arrive in, attain, attain to, be productive, be received, blow in,
     bob up, bring about, bring into being, bring off, bring through,
     bring to fruition, bring to pass, carry off, carry out, cause,
     check in, clock in, come, come in, come to, come to hand, commit,
     compass, complete, conclude, conquer, consummate,
     crown with success, deal with, discharge, dispatch, dispose of, do,
     do the job, do the trick, do to, effect, effectuate, enact,
     engineer, execute, fetch, fetch up at, find, finish, fulfill, gain,
     get, get by, get in, get there, get to, go and do, hit, hit town,
     industrialize, inflict, knock off, make, make it, manage,
     mass-produce, obtain, overcome, overproduce, pay, perform,
     perpetrate, polish off, pop up, produce, pull in, pull off,
     punch in, put across, put away, put over, put through, reach,
     realize, render, ring in, roll in, score, secure, show up, sign in,
     succeed, succeed in, surmount, take and do, take care of, time in,
     turn the trick, turn up, up and do, volume-produce, win, work,
     work out, wreak

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