achieve etymology

English word achieve comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) à

Detailed word origin of achieve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
à Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
achiever Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
achever Anglo-Norman (xno)
achieve English (eng) (intransitive) To succeed in something, now especially in academic performance. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete, intransitive) To conclude, to turn out. [14th-16th c.]. (obsolete, transitive) To conclude, finish, especially successfully. [14th-18th c.]. (transitive) To carry out successfully; to accomplish. [from 14th c.]. (transitive) To obtain, or gain (a desired result, objective etc.), as the [...]

Words with the same origin as achieve

Descendants of à
abandon abandoned achievement