What does accomplish mean?

Definitions for accomplish
əˈkɒm plɪʃac·com·plish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accomplish.

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.

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. Jeb Bush:

    That's one path, the other path is a path of public service where you accomplish things and that's my lane. And I'm going to talk about my lane.

  2. Mike Norvell:

    I apologize to our fan base, to our university, to all Seminoles for the performance we had, i take ownership of it, but we go in and work, correct the things that have to be corrected to play to the level we're capable of playing. This team has talent, they have heart, they truly do believe in what we can accomplish, but we have to go execute. It can't just be something we talk about in the moment. I've been a part of challenging times before. Tonight is a challenging time for our university and our football team. We will get it corrected.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    It's been a historical journey and start, we've got a lot more to accomplish. But just the ride that we're on and the way that we're gelling and find( ing) a way to win games has been amazing.

  4. Thomas Carr:

    The FDA regulations of tobacco products is how well they're implementing the 2009 law that gave them authority over the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products and also whether Congress is providing the funding to accomplish that.

  5. Rick Perry:

    There is much work to be done in these upcoming weeks and I remain fully committed to accomplishing the goals that I set out to accomplish at the beginning of my tenure.

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    • A. aspiration
    • B. humility
    • C. equity
    • D. integrity

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