Definition of accomplishment in English:



  • 1Something that has been achieved successfully.

    ‘the reduction of inflation was a remarkable accomplishment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘McPhillips, 26, achieved an amazing accomplishment by securing both titles today.’
    • ‘As a professional basketball player, he achieved the highest accomplishment in the history of the sport.’
    • ‘Within three seasons, Mariucci had guided the 49ers to the playoffs, a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These are great accomplishments, achieved by peaceful consensus, something unprecedented in history.’
    • ‘That is a remarkable accomplishment for a volume this small.’
    • ‘This represents a remarkable accomplishment for one individual and his family.’
    • ‘Against its own standards, it is a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘It is a remarkable accomplishment on many levels.’
    • ‘‘To be named second best in worldwide competition is a tremendous accomplishment,’ Donahue said.’
    • ‘It is a remarkable accomplishment, relating in cartoon form a hymn to ordinary people.’
    • ‘His fellow coaches recognized what a remarkable accomplishment it is to keep winning despite the loss of your team's most important player.’
    • ‘This is a remarkable accomplishment, yet Cordes seems really modest and down-to-earth about it all.’
    • ‘Roethlisberger has gone almost his entire rookie season without hearing a hint of criticism, a remarkable accomplishment for a starting quarterback.’
    • ‘Dmitri Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic law in the late 1860s was a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘Certifying the Gordon Cosen's Forest, a five-million acre public land, is a remarkable accomplishment, but it is just the beginning.’
    • ‘For a guy who stands 5-foot - 5 and weighs 135 pounds, that is truly a remarkable accomplishment.’
    • ‘That said, Rowson's is a remarkable accomplishment, because the psychological causes are so numerous, varied, and subtle.’
    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. 1.1mass noun The successful achievement of a task.
      ‘the accomplishment of planned objectives’
      • ‘They have found it to be necessary for the accomplishment of developmental tasks and critical for cognitive and emotional growth.’
      • ‘The accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor takes hard work and over coming of many hurdles.’
      • ‘The policy of making only a perfunctory effort or symbolic gesture toward the accomplishment of a goal, such as racial integration.’
      • ‘Significant variations above or below the critical value can prevent the successful accomplishment of a mission.’
      • ‘Goss defines military effectiveness as the fulfillment of assigned missions and the accomplishment of political objectives.’
      • ‘Mechanical imagery assumes that organizations exist as instruments for task accomplishment.’
      • ‘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’
      • ‘Facilitators must relate performance to accomplishment of training objectives.’
      • ‘This supply system functioned well throughout the Civil War and was instrumental in its successful accomplishment.’
      • ‘As airmen, successful mission accomplishment is our job, and receiving TACON for a mission is both a duty and an honor.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘An additional approach would be to encourage private civic organizations that facilitate translation in the accomplishment of their mission.’
      • ‘To accomplish this task, doctrine would clearly lay out who is responsible for accomplishment of the separate tasks involved with each of these functions.’
      • ‘It is also manifest in the successful accomplishment of functions that allow the system to interact with its environment while maintaining its own integrity.’
      • ‘Successful accomplishment of the Air Force mission will require a large portfolio of joint technology development efforts.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The focus on learning is group accomplishment of tasks, with individual contributions sent to the teacher and the student.’
      • ‘What are the chances that any personal risk factors will affect the safe and successful accomplishment of the task or activity?’
      • ‘The followers look to the leader for encouragement, strength and the promise of successful accomplishment of the 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.’
      • ‘CMO have become just as crucial to mission accomplishment and execution as traditional combat operations.’
      • ‘Like any job, repeated accomplishment of any task simultaneously raises confidence and comfort.’
      attainment, reaching, gaining, winning, acquirement, procurement
      attainment, feat, performance, undertaking, act, action, deed, effort, exploit, manoeuvre, operation, enterprise
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    2. 1.2 An activity that a person can do well.
      ‘long-distance running was another of her accomplishments’
      • ‘Her work and accomplishments have led to numerous honors, dance awards, grants, and fellowships.’
      • ‘Playing is her superb accomplishment, not her mission.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘You must showcase your accomplishments, how you achieved them, and your next steps.’
      • ‘His accomplishments contradict his humble beginnings in Bow.’
      • ‘Life was no longer about relying on faults, but displaying our accomplishments.’
      • ‘His creative accomplishments were so many that I could only touch on some of them.’
      • ‘Is there a way in which the accomplishments of these players can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt?’
    3. 1.3mass noun Skill or ability in an activity.
      ‘a poet of considerable accomplishment’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is true even among artists of considerable accomplishment.’
      • ‘Imagine a warrior society in which only martial prowess and accomplishment confer status and reward.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Shake Keane's was a rich and varied artistic life, with high levels of accomplishment in both literature and music.’
      • ‘You'll remember his strength, courage, dignity, competitive fire and accomplishment.’
      • ‘Nero fancied himself an artist of some accomplishment.’
      • ‘He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.’
      • ‘Young soldiers respect a soldier wearing the EIB as a man of accomplishment and skill.’
      • ‘Why would someone who is caught up in prestige want to work at a University where connections count for more than accomplishment or ability?’
      • ‘In a few cases his rhythms are a bit stiff-jointed, but one undeniable sign of accomplishment is his knack for the killer ending.’
      • ‘The outcome has been a style of flair and high technical 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.’
      • ‘Exactly the kind of game you'd expect with the man who leads his profession in accomplishment and acrimony.’
      • ‘Bly is a native Minnesotan and the roster of Minnesota poets of any accomplishment is not long.’
      • ‘In Communist Eastern Europe, state subsidies led to work of great technical accomplishment and artistic sophistication.’
      • ‘He's a man of extraordinary accomplishment and ability.’
      • ‘There has been considerable debate among feminist scholars concerning how to assess the values associated with genius and artistic accomplishment.’
      • ‘Presumably, your boss wouldn't be where he is without some measure of ability and accomplishment.’
      • ‘The right model for the teacher unions is the medieval craftsman guilds, the hallmarks of which were professional ability and demonstrated accomplishment.’
      ability, talent, skill, gift, attainment, achievement, aptitude, faculty, capability, proficiency, forte, knack
      expertise, skill, skilfulness, expertness, adeptness, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, ability, prowess, mastery, achievement, competence, competency, capability, proficiency, efficiency, aptitude, artistry, art, finesse, flair, virtuosity, experience, professionalism, talent, cleverness, smartness, ingenuity, versatility
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