Definition of accomplishment in English:



  • 1Something that has been achieved successfully.

    ‘the reduction of inflation was a remarkable accomplishment’
    • ‘It is a remarkable accomplishment on many levels.’
    • ‘Within three seasons, Mariucci had guided the 49ers to the playoffs, a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘For a guy who stands 5-foot - 5 and weighs 135 pounds, that is truly a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘Against its own standards, it is a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘McPhillips, 26, achieved an amazing accomplishment by securing both titles today.’
    • ‘His fellow coaches recognized what a remarkable accomplishment it is to keep winning despite the loss of your team's most important player.’
    • ‘These are great accomplishments, achieved by peaceful consensus, something unprecedented in history.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the club's Katie Walsh, who has recorded the remarkable accomplishment of winning ten All Ireland junior titles.’
    • ‘Mick Jagger once said that John's ambition was simple: to become the most famous person on the planet, an accomplishment he pretty well achieved.’
    • ‘‘To be named second best in worldwide competition is a tremendous accomplishment,’ Donahue said.’
    • ‘As a professional basketball player, he achieved the highest accomplishment in the history of the sport.’
    • ‘Dmitri Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic law in the late 1860s was a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘That said, Rowson's is a remarkable accomplishment, because the psychological causes are so numerous, varied, and subtle.’
    • ‘That is a remarkable accomplishment for a volume this small.’
    • ‘This is a remarkable accomplishment, yet Cordes seems really modest and down-to-earth about it all.’
    • ‘It was a remarkable accomplishment, but it destroyed the brand's aura of exclusivity.’
    • ‘Umberto D appears as a remarkable accomplishment today, a film that evokes our sympathy for its protagonist without sentimentality.’
    • ‘By Moscow's account, the early years of the project were an accomplishment.’
    • ‘It is a remarkable accomplishment, relating in cartoon form a hymn to ordinary people.’
    • ‘Certifying the Gordon Cosen's Forest, a five-million acre public land, is a remarkable accomplishment, but it is just the beginning.’
    • ‘This represents a remarkable accomplishment for one individual and his family.’
    • ‘Roethlisberger has gone almost his entire rookie season without hearing a hint of criticism, a remarkable accomplishment for a starting quarterback.’
    achievement, act, deed, exercise, exploit, performance, attainment, effort, feat, manoeuvre, operation, move, stunt, stratagem, coup, master stroke, stroke of genius, triumph
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    1. 1.1[mass noun]The successful achievement of a task.
      ‘the accomplishment of planned objectives’
      • ‘Facilitators must relate performance to accomplishment of training objectives.’
      • ‘As airmen, successful mission accomplishment is our job, and receiving TACON for a mission is both a duty and an honor.’
      • ‘Like any job, repeated accomplishment of any task simultaneously raises confidence and comfort.’
      • ‘The focus on learning is group accomplishment of tasks, with individual contributions sent to the teacher and the student.’
      • ‘Significant variations above or below the critical value can prevent the successful accomplishment of a mission.’
      • ‘Without the successful accomplishment of its mission, it is unlikely that either the Marines or the men of Task Force Dog would have survived to fight another day’
      • ‘These speculations were rife among us; yet not the less we proceeded in our daily occupations, and our plans, whose accomplishment demanded the lapse of many years.’
      • ‘Successful accomplishment of the Air Force mission will require a large portfolio of joint technology development efforts.’
      • ‘To accomplish this task, doctrine would clearly lay out who is responsible for accomplishment of the separate tasks involved with each of these functions.’
      • ‘The policy of making only a perfunctory effort or symbolic gesture toward the accomplishment of a goal, such as racial integration.’
      • ‘This supply system functioned well throughout the Civil War and was instrumental in its successful accomplishment.’
      • ‘Mechanical imagery assumes that organizations exist as instruments for task accomplishment.’
      • ‘What are the chances that any personal risk factors will affect the safe and successful accomplishment of the task or activity?’
      • ‘The accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor takes hard work and over coming of many hurdles.’
      • ‘The followers look to the leader for encouragement, strength and the promise of successful accomplishment of the mission.’
      • ‘They have found it to be necessary for the accomplishment of developmental tasks and critical for cognitive and emotional growth.’
      • ‘It is also manifest in the successful accomplishment of functions that allow the system to interact with its environment while maintaining its own integrity.’
      • ‘CMO have become just as crucial to mission accomplishment and execution as traditional combat operations.’
      • ‘An additional approach would be to encourage private civic organizations that facilitate translation in the accomplishment of their mission.’
      • ‘The trend is towards a rigorous understanding of air defense, missile and space systems, and their relationship to the accomplishment of the joint mission.’
      • ‘I want each of you to understand that mission accomplishment means both war-fighting effectiveness and resourcefulness.’
      • ‘Unless you're a Zen monk or similar there's no high art in the smooth accomplishment of routine chores but it's a sour individual who doesn't experience some pleasure in the feeling of a job well done.’
      • ‘Goss defines military effectiveness as the fulfillment of assigned missions and the accomplishment of political objectives.’
    2. 1.2An activity that a person can do well.
      ‘typing was another of her accomplishments’
      • ‘Life was no longer about relying on faults, but displaying our accomplishments.’
      • ‘You must showcase your accomplishments, how you achieved them, and your next steps.’
      • ‘Her work and accomplishments have led to numerous honors, dance awards, grants, and fellowships.’
      • ‘Clearly, Marlowe had a temper to match his scholarly and artistic accomplishments.’
      • ‘This is not to say that you have to clam up totally about your accomplishments - no way!’
      • ‘His accomplishments contradict his humble beginnings in Bow.’
      • ‘Is there a way in which the accomplishments of these players can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt?’
      • ‘Playing is her superb accomplishment, not her mission.’
      • ‘His creative accomplishments were so many that I could only touch on some of them.’
    3. 1.3[mass noun]Skill or ability in an activity.
      ‘a poet of considerable accomplishment’
      • ‘In the midst of his engagement with the concerns of the community, he gave attention to the mastery of physical skills and literary accomplishment.’
      • ‘Young soldiers respect a soldier wearing the EIB as a man of accomplishment and skill.’
      • ‘Exactly the kind of game you'd expect with the man who leads his profession in accomplishment and acrimony.’
      • ‘Shake Keane's was a rich and varied artistic life, with high levels of accomplishment in both literature and music.’
      • ‘In Communist Eastern Europe, state subsidies led to work of great technical accomplishment and artistic sophistication.’
      • ‘Why would someone who is caught up in prestige want to work at a University where connections count for more than accomplishment or ability?’
      • ‘It's a community more than a suburb and it's a most fitting setting for Rosemary Woodford Ganf, an artist of style, experience and accomplishment.’
      • ‘The right model for the teacher unions is the medieval craftsman guilds, the hallmarks of which were professional ability and demonstrated accomplishment.’
      • ‘There has been considerable debate among feminist scholars concerning how to assess the values associated with genius and artistic accomplishment.’
      • ‘He's a man of extraordinary accomplishment and ability.’
      • ‘This is true even among artists of considerable accomplishment.’
      • ‘Nero fancied himself an artist of some accomplishment.’
      • ‘His accomplishment is considerable, making him one of the very few artists whose work cuts across all the lines of contention that characterized his times.’
      • ‘You'll remember his strength, courage, dignity, competitive fire and accomplishment.’
      • ‘Imagine a warrior society in which only martial prowess and accomplishment confer status and reward.’
      • ‘Presumably, your boss wouldn't be where he is without some measure of ability and accomplishment.’
      • ‘Bly is a native Minnesotan and the roster of Minnesota poets of any accomplishment is not long.’
      • ‘The outcome has been a style of flair and high technical accomplishment.’
      • ‘In a few cases his rhythms are a bit stiff-jointed, but one undeniable sign of accomplishment is his knack for the killer ending.’
      • ‘He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.’