Pronunciation: (u-chēv'), [key]
—v., a•chieved, a•chiev•ing.
1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish: The police crackdown on speeders achieved its purpose.
2. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory.
to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purpose or effect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.