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achieve a goal

This page is about the collocation achieve a goal

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do what you'd planned or hoped to do

For example

  • Rafael wanted to be the world's top-ranked tennis player, and he eventually achieved his goal.

  • Some goals are more difficult to achieve than others.

Note:
Related collocations include "achieve a target" and "achieve success"

Quick Quiz

Sam wanted to be a professional actor, and he achieved his goal when he

a. told his friends he wanted to be an actor

b. enrolled in an acting course

c. got his first acting job

Contributor: Matt Errey