Quick answer
"Fulfill" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "satisfacer", and "achieve" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "lograr". Learn more about the difference between "fulfill" and "achieve" below.
fulfill(
fool
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fihl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to satisfy)
a. satisfacer
After twenty years, he stopped being a lawyer because it didn't fulfill him.Después de 20 años, dejó de ser abogado porque no lo satisfacía.
b. llenar
Working with children everyday completely fulfills me.Trabajando con niños todos los días me llena completamente.
2. (to meet)
a. satisfacer
We will fulfill your needs, whatever they might be.Vamos a satisfacer tus necesidades, sean las que sean.
3. (to comply with)
a. cumplir (with "con")
On my honor, I will fulfill my duties as captain of the police force.Por mi honor, cumpliré con mis obligaciones como capitán del cuerpo de policía.
b. realizar
Due to an increase in requests, we are unable to fulfill your order at this time.Debido a un aumento de peticiones, no podemos realizar sus órden en este momento.
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achieve(
uh
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chiv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to accomplish)
a. lograr
The revolution didn't achieve much in the way of human rights.Con la revolución no se logró mucho en lo tocante a derechos humanos.
b. llegar a
If you continue like this, you will never achieve anything in your life.Si sigues así, nunca llegarás a nada en la vida.
c. servir de (effort or death)
Their deaths achieved nothing.Sus muertes no sirvieron de nada.
2. (to reach)
a. lograr (success)
She achieved success in everything she put her heart into.Logró tener éxito en todo lo que se propuso.
b. alcanzar (aim or goal)
If you believe in what you are doing, you will achieve your goal.Si crees en lo que haces, alcanzarás tu meta.
c. hacer realidad (dream or ambition)
She achieved her dream to become a painter.Hizo realidad su sueño de convertirse en pintora.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be successful)
a. tener éxito
He strove hard to achieve in his career.Se esforzó mucho por tener éxito en su carrera.
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