American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Highly skilled or developed; accomplished: "The author . . . is not merely lucky, but an achieved and deserving fiction writer” ( Wright Morris).
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of achieve.
“Temples are closed on Sundays and open only to church members considered worthy — a designation achieved through tithe paying and a faithful adherence to the standards of conduct expected by the church.”
“Temples are closed on Sundays and open only to church members considered worthy - a designation achieved through tithe paying and a faithful adherence to the standards of conduct expected by the church.”
“But the title achieved another significant milestone: It amassed over one million illegal downloads on BitTorrent in less than seven days.”
“European champions -- a title achieved in Benitez's first season in charge -- will not qualify for the knockout stages.”
“Again, my ideas on how promoting principles in politics would be achieved is sketchy, this is something that would be hard as it goes against one of the main aims of politics – toeing the party line.”
“As noted in The Iraq Study Group Report, “The United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict.” and “The only basis on which peace can be achieved is that set forth in UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and in the principle of ‘land for peace.’””
“I assess the great goal achieved from the Republican perspective to be the requirement for Medicare to pay drug prices set by the pharmaceutical companies without use or consideration of the volume of sales Medicare provides.”
“Considering that this movie will have a fraction of the budget compared to Hollywood blockbusters, what they've achieved is extraordinary.”
“How do you distinguish “pars (ing) words exceedingly finely” from “nit-picking,” which it seems you disdain, other than by seeing whether the result achieved is the one youfavor?”
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