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ACHIE'VE, v.t.

1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as deeds achieved by valor.

2. To gain or obtain, as the result of exertion.

Show all the spoils by valiant Kings achieved.



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ACHIE'VE, v.t.

1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as deeds achieved by valor.

2. To gain or obtain, as the result of exertion.

Show all the spoils by valiant Kings achieved.

A-CHIEVE', v.t. [Fr. achever, to finish; Arm. acchui; old Fr. chever, to come to the end, from Fr. chef, the head or end; old Eng. cheve; Sp. and Port. acabar, from cabo, end, cape. See Chief.]

  1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as, deeds achieved by valor.
  2. To gain or obtain, as the result of exertion. Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. – Prior.

A*chieve"
  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.

    [[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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Achieve

ACHIE'VE, verb transitive

1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as deeds achieved by valor.

2. To gain or obtain, as the result of exertion.

Show all the spoils by valiant Kings achieved.

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