I am wondering if my understanding of these two phrases is correct. Could you confirm this?

  1. make a contract = create a contract
  2. achieve a contract = win a contract

Thank you.

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For no. 1, more acceptable phrases are:

  • enter into [a] contract Example: We must enter into a contract with XYZ Corporation if we want to generate more sales during the next quarter.

  • contract with someone (for something) and contract (with someone) for something to make an agreement with someone to produce or supply something, or to do something. I will have to contract with an expert for that part of the project. We contracted with a local builder for a new kitchen. Did you contract for plumbing work with Eric? http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/contract

For no. 2, "win [a] contract" is already good or correct. It is more commonly used than 'achieve a contract'. Example: I am confident we will win this contract with ABC Company.

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