Achieve and Fail


Achieve verb - To obtain (as a goal) through effort.
Usage example: finally achieved stardom

Fail is an antonym for achieve in reach a goal topic.


Fail verb - To stop functioning.

Achieve is an antonym for fail in topics: abandon, be unsuccessful, lose money.

Nearby Words: failure, failing, failed

Common collocations

power achieve power fail power
end achieve end fail end
moment achieve moment fail moment
time achieve time fail time
Other words: way, level, objective, mission, objectives, levels.

Both words in one sentence

  • The story follows the main character as he or she follows the path and achieve or fail at their goal, learning a few things about themselves or maturing or what have you.
  • Flawless Victory Do note, however, that pass/fail is based on score; if you achieve a Full Combo but fail to achieve the point quota, the game will recognize your full combo and then fail you immediately afterwards.
  • Comments: A lovely little casefic that manages, in a little over 3000 words, to achieve something most attempts at casefic fail to even with tens of thousands.
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Fail or Achieve. 2016. Accessed December 08, 2022.
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