to succeed in reaching a particular goal, status or standard, especially by making an effort for a long time
He had finally achieved success.
They could not achieve their target of less than 3% inflation.
to succeed in doing sth or causing sth to happen
I haven't achieved very much today.
All you've achieved is to upset my parents.
to be successful
Their background gives them little chance of achieving at school.
Profits of $20m look achievable.