What does accomplish mean?

Definitions for accomplish
əˈkɒm plɪʃac·com·plish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfilverb

    put in effect

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

  2. achieve, accomplish, attain, reachverb

    to gain with effort

    "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"


  1. accomplishverb

    To finish successfully.

  2. accomplishverb

    To complete, as time or distance.

  3. accomplishverb

    To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.

  4. accomplishverb

    To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.

  5. accomplishverb

    To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare

  6. Etymology: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ACCOMPLISHverb

    Etymology: accomplir, Fr. from compleo, Lat.

    He that is far off shall die of the pestilence, and he that is near shall fall by the sword, and he that remaineth, and is besieged, shall die by the famine. Thus will I accomplish my fury upon them. Ezekiel, vi. 12.

    He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Daniel, ix. 2.

    The vision,
    Which I made known to Lucius ere the stroke
    Of this yet scarce cold battle, at this instant
    Is full accomplish’d. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    We see every day those events exactly accomplished, which our Saviour foretold at so great a distance. Joseph Addison, on the Christian Religion.

    Tell him from me (as he will win my love)
    He bear himself with honourable action;
    Such as he hath observ’d in noble ladies
    Unto their lords, by them accomplished. William Shakespeare, Tam. of a Shrew.

    I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap,
    And deck my body in gay ornaments.
    Oh miserable thought, and more unlikely,
    Than to accomplish twenty golden crowns. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    From the tents
    The armourers accomplishing the knights,
    With busy hammers closing rivets up,
    Give dreadful note of preparation. William Shakespeare, Henry V.


  1. accomplish

    To accomplish means to succeed in doing or completing something, often a task, goal, or project, usually as the result of effort or skill.

  2. accomplish

    To accomplish means to successfully achieve or complete a goal, task, or objective. It implies the successful execution of a planned endeavor or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accomplishverb

    to complete, as time or distance

  2. Accomplishverb

    to bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise

  3. Accomplishverb

    to equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish

  4. Accomplishverb

    to gain; to obtain

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accomplish

    ak-kom′plish, v.t. to complete: to bring about: to effect: to fulfil: to equip.—adjs. Accom′plishable, that may be accomplished; Accom′plished, complete in acquirements, especially graceful acquirements: polished.—n. Accom′plishment, completion: ornamental acquirement. [Fr. acomplir—L. ad, to, complēre, to fill up. See Complete.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accomplish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accomplish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of accomplish in a Sentence

  1. John Boehner:

    I've got grave concerns that ... the plan he's put in place is not going to accomplish the goal of defeating and destroying ISIL.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    In order to achieve and accomplish peace you must first achieve and accomplish what is just. (What is right, what is fair).

  3. William E. Holler:

    You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind--not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement--but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.

  4. Joe Silverman:

    Complete the blog and get a mini-chocolate, call up all customers who would like additional IT services and buy coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Reach my daily sales goal and eat a protein bar. The key for me is to stick to these incentives. If I don't accomplish a goal, well, I don't get the reward.

  5. Lee Iacocca:

    I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.

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