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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-cheev-muh nt]
    • /əˈtʃiv mənt/
    • /əˈtʃiːvmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-cheev-muh nt]
    • /əˈtʃiv mənt/

Definitions of achievement word

  • countable noun achievement An achievement is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort. 4
  • uncountable noun achievement Achievement is the process of achieving something. 4
  • noun achievement something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism 4
  • noun achievement successful completion; accomplishment 4
  • noun achievement the act of achieving 4
  • noun achievement a thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat 3

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Origin of achievement

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French achevement conclusion. See achieve, -ment

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Achievement


achievement popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

achievement usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for achievement

noun achievement

  • creation — In many religions, creation is the making of the universe, Earth, and creatures by God.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
  • effort — exertion of physical or mental power: It will take great effort to achieve victory.
  • accomplishment — An accomplishment is something remarkable that has been done or achieved.
  • attainment — The attainment of an aim is the achieving of it.

verb achievement

  • live it up — to have life, as an organism; be alive; be capable of vital functions: all things that live.
  • beat the drum — a musical percussion instrument consisting of a hollow, usually cylindrical, body covered at one or both ends with a tightly stretched membrane, or head, which is struck with the hand, a stick, or a pair of sticks, and typically produces a booming, tapping, or hollow sound.
  • raise hell — the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the abode of evil and condemned spirits; Gehenna or Tartarus.
  • ritualized — to practice ritualism.
  • partying — a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party.

Antonyms for achievement

noun achievement

  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.
  • idleness — the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • injury — harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
  • miscue — a stroke in which the cue fails to make solid contact with the cue ball.

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