definition 1: to reach or carry through successfully; accomplish.
example: They worked hard to achieve their goals.
definition 2: to gain or bring about through effort.
example: The fighter Muhammad Ali achieved greatness in his sport.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb achieve (definition 1)
achieve + NOUN: ~ goal, ~ objective, ~ result, ~ success, ~ aim, ~ ambition, ~ target, ~ standards, ~ level, ~ score, ~ one’s potential, ~ reduction (e.g., achieve a reduction in levels of pollution)
Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb achieve (definition 2)
achieve + NOUN: ~ success, ~ excellence, ~ fame, ~ recognition, ~ status, ~ greatness, ~ notoriety