Definition for A-CHIEVE'

A-CHIEVE', v.t. [Fr. achever, to finish; Arm. acchui; old Fr. chever, to come to the end, from Fr. chef, the head or end; old Eng. cheve; Sp. and Port. acabar, from cabo, end, cape. See Chief.]

  1. To perform, or execute; to accomplish; to finish, or carry on to a final close. It is appropriately used for the effect of efforts made by the hand or bodily exertion, as, deeds achieved by valor.
  2. To gain or obtain, as the result of exertion. Show all the spoils by valiant kings achieved. – Prior.

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