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
Last edited by sarat_106; 13-Dec-2009 at 05:23.
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.
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.