accomplish
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈkʌm.plɪʃ/
  • (GA) IPA: /əˈkɑm.plɪʃ/
  • (Canada) IPA: /əˈkɒm.plɪʃ/
  • (New Zealand, Aus) IPA: /əˈkɐm.plɪʃ/
Verb

accomplish (accomplishes, present participle accomplishing; past and past participle accomplished)

  1. (transitive) To finish successfully.
  2. (transitive) To complete, as time or distance.
    • 1611, King James Version, Daniel 9:2
      That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
    • He had accomplished half a league or more.
  3. (transitive) To execute fully; to fulfill; to complete successfully.
    to accomplish a design, an object, a promise
    • 1611, King James Version, Luke 22:37
      This that is written must yet be accomplished in me
  4. (transitive, archaic) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      The armorers accomplishing the knights
    • It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it.
    • These qualities . . . go to accomplish a perfect woman.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To gain; to obtain.
  6. (transitive, Philippine English) to fill out a form
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