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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.


  1. fulfill

    To fulfill is to carry out or bring to completion a task, duty, promise, or requirement. It can also mean to meet or satisfy a condition, expectation, or desire. To fulfill can also mean to realize or achieve a goal, dream, or potential.

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. Donald Trump:

    Yes, that will part of the discussions when I visit Moscow next week is to call upon Foreign Minister( Sergey) Lavrov and the Russian government to fulfill the obligation it made to the international community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons.

  2. Hassan Rouhani:

    The European Union should fulfill more of The European Union commitments and take more actions to salvage the deal.

  3. Julie Riewe:

    To fulfill their obligations as fiduciaries, and to avoid enforcement action, advisers must identify, and then address — through elimination or disclosure — those conflicts.

  4. John Jenkins:

    Be clear, this board has had no discussions at any time about her tenure as general manager, we hoped and expected that she would fulfill her three year contract, which ends in December of this year.

  5. 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.

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