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    Question achievement is not "the act of achieving"

    Hi,

    The achievement is not "the act of achieving"??

    It is defined as "the act of accomplishing or finishing" in Answers page: achievement: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    why?

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    Exclamation Re: achievement is not "the act of achieving"

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    The achievement is not "the act of achieving"??

    It is defined as "the act of accomplishing or finishing" in Answers page: achievement: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    why?

    Thanks.
    The defination "the act of accomplishing or finishing" does not deny that, it could also mean "the act of achieving". See the defination in another dictionay. Achievement Definition | Definition of Achievement at Dictionary.
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    Re: achievement is not "the act of achieving"

    But I think that "accomplishing", "finishing", and "achieving" is not interchangeable, maybe it has the similar meaning in some situation, but all of those are difference, right? maybe I don't know how to express this difference.

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    Re: achievement is not "the act of achieving"

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    But I think that "accomplishing", "finishing", and "achieving" is not interchangeable, maybe it has the similar meaning in some situation, but all of those are difference, right? maybe I don't know how to express this difference.
    They are not synonymous. You can say: I have finished study, but not achieved/accomplished study. Look at following sentence to know the words synonymous with “finish’”.
    I have finished/concluded/completed this novel/course/work.
    Even achieve and accomplish are not synonym. However, in specific uses related to goal or objectives they are interchangeable; as:
    The strong measure taken by Government achieved/accomplished/realized its purpose/objective/goal.


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