v. a·chieved, a·chiev·ing, a·chieves
1. To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach: achieve fame as a singer; achieve a record speed.
2. To succeed in accomplishing; bring about: achieve a task; achieve an improvement in foreign relations. SeeSynonyms at perform.
To accomplish something successfully; perform at a standard or above standard level: skills needed to achieve inschool.
[Middle English acheven, from Old French achever, from a chief (venir), (to come) to a head; see chief.]