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
  1. noun
    the action of accomplishing something
    synonyms: achievement
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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
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    action
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
  2. noun
    an ability that has been acquired by training
    synonyms: acquirement, acquisition, attainment, skill
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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
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    ability, power
    possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
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