Definitions for fulfil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    put in effect

    "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"

  2. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

  3. satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up to(verb)

    meet the requirements or expectations of

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fulfil(verb)ʊlˈfɪl

    to achieve a desired goal

    Winning the gold medal fulfilled his hopes and dreams.

  2. fulfilʊlˈfɪl

    to do or have sth that is necessary

    You have fulfilled the requirements of the degree.; to fulfill the terms of a contract/agreement

  3. fulfilʊlˈfɪl

    to do a job that needs to be done

    Public libraries fulfill a need in our communities.

  4. fulfilʊlˈfɪl

    to make sb feel satisfied with themselves

    a job that fulfills him; the fulfillment of his dream; fulfillment of the requirements; fulfillment of a need; a sense of personal fulfillment


  1. fulfil(Verb)

    To fill up.

    My lady is positively fulfilled of grace.

  2. fulfil(Verb)

    To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).

    You made a promise, son, and now you must fulfill it.

  3. fulfil(Verb)

    To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.

    This job fulfils me in a way my last one never did.

  4. fulfil(Verb)

    To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).

    Unfortunately, you don't fulfill the criteria for extra grants at the present time.

  5. Origin: Late fullfyllan, corresponding to full + fill.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fulfil' in Verbs Frequency: #613

Translations for fulfil

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to carry out or perform (a task, promise etc)

He always fulfils his promises.

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