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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. satisfy, fulfill, fulfil, live up toverb

    meet the requirements or expectations of

  3. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilverb

    fill or meet a want or need


  1. fulfillverb

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

    My lady is positively fulfilled of grace.

  2. fulfillverb

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

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

  3. fulfillverb

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

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

  4. fulfillverb

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

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

  5. Etymology: From fulfillen, from fullfyllan, corresponding to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fulfillverb

    to fill up; to make full or complete

  2. Fulfillverb

    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

  3. 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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  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. Dakota Wood:

    Congress and the administration took positive steps to stabilize funding for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 through the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2018, while this allayed the most serious concerns about a return to the damaging levels of the BCA, more will be needed in the years to come to ensure that Americas armed services are properly sized, equipped, trained, and ready to meet the missions they are called upon to fulfill.

  2. Hiroto Saikawa:

    This is not an issue we can fix overnight, we need to fulfill the task (of improving governance) and prepare the company for our next steps, and then pass the leadership baton.

  3. State John Kerry:

    Russia's occupation and militarization of parts of Georgia's territory are unacceptable, we continue to call on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the 2008 ceasefire agreement, including a withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    I did not like the idea that, in order to maintain my personal and scientific integrity, and in order to fulfill my obligation to the country, as a public health official and as a scientist, I had to publicly disagree with several of the things that [former President Donald Trump], who they follow to the last word, was saying.

  5. Andrea Dworkin:

    Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. usurious
    • B. jejune
    • C. sesquipedalian
    • D. motile

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