achieve (a goal)

To "achieve" a goal means to do something that you decided that you wanted to do. For example:

When I was in my 20's I set a goal for myself to save up enough money to start a business, and by 28 I'd achieved that goal.

Some other phrases that you can also use to talk about achieving a goal are:

  • accomplish
  • reach
  • hit

This phrase appears in these lessons: