Achieve vs. accomplish?

The difference between these two words is small but real. It becomes most apparent in acceptable collocations. But beyond that, can some- one spell out the differences. My feeling is that accomplish (from plere) has to do with the act of doing, while achieve (from chief) has more to do with the state of being... show more The difference between these two words is small but real. It becomes
most apparent in acceptable collocations. But beyond that, can some-
one spell out the differences. My feeling is that accomplish (from
plere) has to do with the act of doing, while achieve (from chief) has
more to do with the state of being there. But I know even if this is
right, it is a matter of degree. Any thoughts?
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