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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. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilverb

    fill or meet a want or need

  3. satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toverb

    meet the requirements or expectations of


  1. fulfilverb

    To fill up.

    My lady is positively fulfilled of grace.

    Etymology: Late fullfyllan, corresponding to full + fill.

  2. fulfilverb

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

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

    Etymology: Late fullfyllan, corresponding to full + fill.

  3. fulfilverb

    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.

    Etymology: Late fullfyllan, corresponding to full + fill.

  4. fulfilverb

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

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

    Etymology: Late fullfyllan, corresponding to full + fill.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fulfil

    fool-fil′, v.t. to complete: to accomplish: to carry into effect:—pr.p. fulfil′ling; pa.p. fulfilled′.ns. Fulfil′ler; Fulfil′ling, Fulfil′ment, full performance: completion: accomplishment. [A.S. fullfyllanfull, full, fyllan, to fill.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fulfil

    To meet a requirement.

    They did fulfil their paperwork for their wedding together.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulfil in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulfil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fulfil in a Sentence

  1. Sebastian Coe:

    To regain membership to the IAAF the new federation would have to fulfil a list of criteria, an inspection team will be led by Independent Chair Rune Andersen, an independent international anti-doping expert (Norwegian) and three members of the IAAF Council who will be appointed in the next few days.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    If we Live but don’t know WHY, then this life, that was a gift, Won’t Fulfil the Purpose, but will just drift.

  3. Energy Minister Sudirman Said:

    They are trying hard to fulfil requirements but asked us to consider the global commodities condition and their financial condition. Let's seek a solution together.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Two thieves also enjoyed the ride with Jesus. Maybe he's coming back to fulfil the promise that he made that day on the cross. Coming for the thief, rather like a thief himself.

  5. Cometan:

    Philosophers of the past have not done that which need be done, so I suppose it remains up to me to fulfil the inadequacies of those philosophers past.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. articulate
    • B. aculeate
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. equivalent

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