accomplishment

An accomplishment is something notable that you've done. Graduating from college with honors is an accomplishment.

First used in the 15th century, the noun accomplishment derives from the Old French word acomplir, meaning "to fulfill, fill up, complete." An accomplishment is something you've completed successfully. The word often refers to a goal that you've achieved. If you're a runner, you'd consider completing a marathon to be a great accomplishment. Gaining a new skill can also be an accomplishment. Speaking French fluently might be an accomplishment that makes you really proud.

Definitions of accomplishment
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n the action of accomplishing something

Synonyms:
achievement
Types:
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beachhead, foothold
an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
cakewalk
an easy accomplishment
effort, exploit, feat
a notable achievement
masterpiece
an outstanding achievement
masterstroke
an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery
credit
used in the phrase `to your credit' in order to indicate an achievement deserving praise
performance
any recognized accomplishment
record, track record
the sum of recognized accomplishments
accomplished fact, fait accompli
an irreversible accomplishment
going, sledding
advancing toward a goal
arrival, reaching
accomplishment of an objective
close call, close shave, narrow escape, squeak, squeaker
something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
attainment
the act of achieving an aim
freeing, liberation, release
the act of liberating someone or something
base on balls, pass, walk
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
haymaking
taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts
face saver, face saving
an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)
enlisting, recruitment
the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
smooth
the act of smoothing
derring-do
brave and heroic feats
hit
(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
rally, rallying
the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
stunt
a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
tour de force
a masterly or brilliant feat
overachievement
better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
underachievement
poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
attainment
arrival at a new stage
advent, coming
arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
record
an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport)
success
an attainment that is successful
course credit, credit
recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
jail delivery
the use of force to liberate prisoners
accession, rise to power
the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
deregulating, deregulation
the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
relief
the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
disentanglement, extrication, unsnarling, untangling
the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
emancipation
freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
clearing
the act of freeing from suspicion
manumission
the formal act of freeing from slavery
parole
(law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
probation
(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court
Type of:
action
something done (usually as opposed to something said)

n an ability that has been acquired by training

Synonyms:
acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill
Types:
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craft, craftsmanship, workmanship
skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship
skill in handling and riding horses
literacy
the ability to read and write
marksmanship
skill in shooting
mastership
the skill of a master
mixology
skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy
skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship
skill as an oarsman
salesmanship
skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy
seamanship
skill in sailing
showmanship
the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership
skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship
skill in fencing
boatmanship
skill in handling boats
housecraft
skill in domestic management
priestcraft
the skills involved in the work of a priest
stagecraft
skill in writing or staging plays
tradecraft
skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage
watercraft
skill in the management of boats
woodcraft
skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood
Type of:
ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

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