What does fulfill mean?

Definitions for fulfill
fʊlˈfɪlful·fill

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

    meet the requirements or expectations of

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

    fill or meet a want or need

Wiktionary

  1. fulfill(Verb)

    To fill full; fill to the utmost capacity; fill up.

    My lady is positively fulfilled of grace.

    Etymology: From fulfillen, from fullfyllan, corresponding to .

  2. fulfill(Verb)

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

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

    Etymology: From fulfillen, from fullfyllan, corresponding to .

  3. fulfill(Verb)

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

    This is the most fulfilling work I've ever done.

    Etymology: From fulfillen, from fullfyllan, corresponding to .

  4. fulfill(Verb)

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

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

    Etymology: From fulfillen, from fullfyllan, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fulfill(verb)

    to fill up; to make full or complete

    Etymology: [OE. fulfillen, fulfullen, AS. fulfyllan; ful full + fyllan to fill. See Full, a., and Fill, v. t.]

  2. Fulfill(verb)

    to accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate

    Etymology: [OE. fulfillen, fulfullen, AS. fulfyllan; ful full + fyllan to fill. See Full, a., and Fill, v. t.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fulfill

    To create as we agreed.

    To fulfill your goals is an amazing experience.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulfill in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulfill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fulfill in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Any life that fails to discover and fulfill his or her destiny is a wasted life. Because, destiny is meant to be discovered and fulfilled outrightly. You can say I said so.

  2. Behrouz Kamalvandi:

    As far as the other side does not implement their commitments, they should not expect Iran to fulfill its commitments.

  3. Yogin Kothari:

    By sweeping scientific assessments under the rug, EPA fails to fulfill its mission of protecting public health. The public has the right to know about public health threats.

  4. Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962:

    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

  5. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

    I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances -- from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer's pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history.

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