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Synonyms for achievement
əˈtʃiv mənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accomplishment, achievement(noun)

    the action of accomplishing something

    acquirement, attainment, acquisition, accomplishment, skill

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. achievement(n)

    An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.

    Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    Bailey Festus, A Country Town, sc. 7.

    A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.

    accomplishment, act, action, consummation, deed, doing, effect, execution, exercise, exertion, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, proceeding, transaction, work

    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. achievement

    exploit, feat, attainment, accomplishment, performance

Editors Contribution

  1. success

    when you achieve something you succeed at your goal.

    you can't have success at anything without achieving it.

    Submitted by JP03 on November 6, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. achievement(n.)

    performance, accomplishment, completion, attainment, realization, consummation

  2. achievement(n.)

    exploit, feat, deed, work

  3. achievement(n.)

    escutcheon, shield, ensign armorial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. achievement(n)

    accomplishment, attainment, effectuation feat, exploit

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  1. RVM:

    Three are the Peaks that everyone must Seek: Achievement, Fulfillment and Enlightenment.

  2. Bertrand Piccard:

    More than an achievement in the history of aviation, Solar Impulse has made history in energy, i’m sure that within the next 10 years we’ll see electric airplanes carrying 50 passengers on short- to medium-haul flights.

  3. Ashti Hawrami:

    Looking back, the whole of 2014 was a huge success as we only had two ships in difficulty - one in the U.S. and one in Morocco ... We managed to finish the year (2014) with only one month of salaries behind, that was a pretty extraordinary achievement as we had ISIS attacking our soil, over a million of Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis. All of that burden came and we hadn’t seen a cent from Baghdad.

  4. RVM:

    What is the Power that transcends one from Achievement to Fulfillment? The Power of Inspiration!

  5. George Will:

    The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism.

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  • إنجازArabic
  • ҡаҙанышBashkir
  • дасягне́ннеBelarusian
  • изпълнение, подвиг, постижениеBulgarian
  • úspěchCzech
  • præstation, resultat, udførelse, bedriftDanish
  • Errungenschaft, VollendungGerman
  • κατόρθωμαGreek
  • logroSpanish
  • دستاوردPersian
  • vaakunakilpi, saavutusFinnish
  • succès, haut fait, accomplissement, réalisationFrench
  • ard-obbyr, ard-nheeManx
  • उपलब्धिHindi
  • successo, conseguimento, vittoria, risultato, rendimento, gesta, conquista, impresa, prestazione, stemma, blasone, realizzazioneItalian
  • 成果, 業績, 成績, 到達, 達成Japanese
  • ಸಾಧನೆKannada
  • 성과, 업적, 달성Korean
  • consecutionemLatin
  • tutukitangaMāori
  • подвиг, достигнување, успех, дело, постигнувањеMacedonian
  • prestatie, verwezenlijkingDutch
  • oppnåelseNorwegian
  • osiągnięcie, dokonaniePolish
  • realização, feitoPortuguese
  • realizareRomanian
  • подвиг, свершение, успех, выполнение, достижение, исполнение, достиRussian
  • דערגרייהYiddish
  • 成就Chinese

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