• (America) IPA: /ə.ˈkɑm.plɪʃt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ə.ˈkɒm.plɪʃt/


  1. Completed; effected; established.
    an accomplished fact
  2. Having many accomplishments, often as a result of study or training.
    an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book IV ↗”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗, line 660:
      Daughter of God and Man, accompliſht Eve,
  3. Showing skill and artistry.
    ''an accomplished first novel
    • 1813 January 26, [Jane Austen], Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume III, London: Printed [by George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton, […], OCLC 38659585 ↗, pages 7–8 ↗:
      "Oh! yes—the handsomest young lady that ever was seen; and so accomplished!—She plays and sings all day long. In the next room is a new instrument just come down for her—a present from my master; she comes here to-morrow with him."
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  1. Simple past tense and past participle of accomplish

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