What does fulfil mean?

Definitions for fulfil

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

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


  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.

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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    Hungary did everything to fulfil regulations, don't criticise Hungary for doing what is compulsory.

  2. Randolph:

    First think, and if thy thoughts approve thy will, Then speak, and after, what thou speak?st fulfil.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    I ask the Saudi Arabian government to take the responsibility of this catastrophe and fulfil its legal and Islamic duties in this regard.

  4. Ian Rintoul:

    Papua New Guinea can open the gates to fulfil some technicality, but people are not free to move out of the detention center wherever they like.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never expect anything from those who don’t love and care about you and those who really do will already fulfil your expectations before you wish.

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