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. Anuj Somany:

    Foolish people support often or always the photo bearing post of the self-seeker or most selfish individual on the social media by insanely thinking that this way they can fulfill via her/his contact or network their own vested-interest desire or wish, but those stupids do not realise that the same self-obsessed person is gonna even one day devour them as a fish or a sweet dish for self benefit or undue profit.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Uber is giving that person a chance to start out and ... fulfill his dream. He wants to be a doctor, and most of these stories are stories that are relevant to people, and that's why I like using them.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but because I must fulfill my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country, i intend to speak about this issue before the March 24th deadline and I intend to speak in the U.S. Congress because Congress might have an important role on a nuclear deal with Iran.

  4. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    Subsidies could only fulfill a bridging function anyway.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    True love is expected of you for life. Thus, do live up to it i.e. fulfill it over and over again throughout your lifetime.

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