Definition of achiever in US English:



  • A person who achieves a high or specified level of success.

    ‘his children are achievers destined to follow an exacting academic route’
    ‘a high achiever’
    • ‘The fact of the matter is that companies spotlight individual achievers whose success makes the organization look good.’
    • ‘Mia was everything Emily wasn't; successful, confident, an achiever.’
    • ‘Psychologists call it the ‘thrill factor,’ the urge that drives high achievers, often in the public eye, into taking unnecessary risks with their reputations.’
    • ‘It is a heartening trend, and ample proof that youngsters are looking to follow the footsteps of achievers who conquer new domains.’
    • ‘The families of these children were professional, successful, and high achievers in numerous pursuits.’
    • ‘Three workers with Bexley Care Trust have been recognised as outstanding achievers in the field of health and social care.’
    • ‘Indeed, in some states there are no differences between the average university entrance scores of boys and girls and high achievers of both genders perform about equally well.’
    • ‘In some ways, Iain follows the classic profile of the early achiever.’
    • ‘Everyone who is nominated is awarded a certificate and the outstanding achievers are invited to a gala dinner to receive their award plus £500 courtesy of the award sponsors.’
    • ‘Too modest to celebrate her success in Pollock, she is fascinated by achievers such as Olympic athletes.’
    • ‘He was a top achiever, a high flier destined for great things.’
    • ‘Among the high achievers was Hannah, who made the grade in physics, biology, chemistry, maths and general studies.’
    • ‘The post-work party had high performers and big achievers from the banking fraternity.’
    • ‘Some of the biggest success stories at home and abroad were not the highest achievers at school but still managed to make a name for themselves.’
    • ‘A great achiever, Dr Kalam says that success does not come on a platter.’
    • ‘New leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs have emerged.’
    • ‘High achievers and go-getters are naturally attracted to such challenges and will organise their own funding and resources in a quest to win that prize.’
    • ‘The Motivational section carries success stories of amazing achievers in India and overseas.’
    • ‘Is there a guarantee that the highest achievers among you will have charmed lives, with continued success and prosperity?’
    • ‘Niamh is one of a small group of top achievers in the recent music examinations at senior level who is being honoured at this event.’
    performer, doer, worker, succeeder, high achiever, activist, man of action, woman of action, entrepreneur
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