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also ful·fil  (fo͝ol-fĭl′)
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect or make real: fulfilled their promises; fulfilled her dream.
2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
3. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy. See Synonyms at satisfy.

[Middle English fulfillen, from Old English fullfyllan : full, full; see full1 + fyllan, to fill; see fill.]

ful·fill′er n.
ful·fill′ment, ful·fil′ment n.


or ful•fil


1. to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
2. to perform or do, as duty; obey or follow, as commands.
3. to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.): to fulfill a long-felt need.
4. to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time.
5. to develop the full potential of (usu. used reflexively): to fulfill oneself in charitable work.
[before 1000; Middle English; late Old English fullfyllan=full full1 + fyllan to fill]
ful•fill′er, n.


Past participle: fulfilled
Gerund: fulfilling

I fulfill
you fulfill
he/she/it fulfills
we fulfill
you fulfill
they fulfill
I fulfilled
you fulfilled
he/she/it fulfilled
we fulfilled
you fulfilled
they fulfilled
Present Continuous
I am fulfilling
you are fulfilling
he/she/it is fulfilling
we are fulfilling
you are fulfilling
they are fulfilling
Present Perfect
I have fulfilled
you have fulfilled
he/she/it has fulfilled
we have fulfilled
you have fulfilled
they have fulfilled
Past Continuous
I was fulfilling
you were fulfilling
he/she/it was fulfilling
we were fulfilling
you were fulfilling
they were fulfilling
Past Perfect
I had fulfilled
you had fulfilled
he/she/it had fulfilled
we had fulfilled
you had fulfilled
they had fulfilled
I will fulfill
you will fulfill
he/she/it will fulfill
we will fulfill
you will fulfill
they will fulfill
Future Perfect
I will have fulfilled
you will have fulfilled
he/she/it will have fulfilled
we will have fulfilled
you will have fulfilled
they will have fulfilled
Future Continuous
I will be fulfilling
you will be fulfilling
he/she/it will be fulfilling
we will be fulfilling
you will be fulfilling
they will be fulfilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fulfilling
you have been fulfilling
he/she/it has been fulfilling
we have been fulfilling
you have been fulfilling
they have been fulfilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fulfilling
you will have been fulfilling
he/she/it will have been fulfilling
we will have been fulfilling
you will have been fulfilling
they will have been fulfilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fulfilling
you had been fulfilling
he/she/it had been fulfilling
we had been fulfilling
you had been fulfilling
they had been fulfilling
I would fulfill
you would fulfill
he/she/it would fulfill
we would fulfill
you would fulfill
they would fulfill
Past Conditional
I would have fulfilled
you would have fulfilled
he/she/it would have fulfilled
we would have fulfilled
you would have fulfilled
they would have fulfilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fulfill - put in effectfulfill - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
complete, finish - come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
follow out, follow up, put through, carry out, follow through, implement, go through - pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue; "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
get over - to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end; "Let's get this job over with"; "It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task"
run - carry out; "run an errand"
consummate - make perfect; bring to perfection
consummate - fulfill sexually; "consummate a marriage"
effect, effectuate, set up - produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
discharge, dispatch, complete - complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
2.fulfill - meet the requirements or expectations of
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
suffice, answer, do, serve - be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"
cover - provide for; "The grant doesn't cover my salary"
3.fulfill - fill or meet a want or need
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
answer - be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of; "This may answer her needs"
appease, quell, stay - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
feed on, feed upon - be sustained by; "He fed on the great ideas of her mentor"
quench, slake, allay, assuage - satisfy (thirst); "The cold water quenched his thirst"


also fulfil
1. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of:
Idiom: live up to.
2. To grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire):
3. To supply fully or completely:
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vt. cumplir; llevar a cabo; realizar.
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My castle is very different from what I planned, but I would not alter it, though, like Jo, I don't relinquish all my artistic hopes, or confine myself to helping others fulfill their dreams of beauty.
For Spirits when they please Can either Sex assume, or both; so soft And uncompounded is their Essence pure, Not ti'd or manacl'd with joynt or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose Dilated or condens't, bright or obscure, Can execute their aerie purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfill.
Oh, certainly, Sir King,' she replied, 'I can quite well do that, but on one condition, which if you do not fulfill you will never get out of the wood, and will die of hunger.
How is it possible that a government half supplied and always necessitous, can fulfill the purposes of its institution, can provide for the security, advance the prosperity, or support the reputation of the commonwealth?
Vivid in my memory is the picture of the last night as we sat there talking in low tones of the strange romance which had woven our lives together and of this wonder which was coming to augment our happiness and fulfill our hopes.
Well, but then you will not be able to fulfill your commission," said D'Artagnan.
Enough, I think, to fulfill your highness's wishes on this occasion.
Do you know," asked King Aetes, eyeing Jason very sternly, "what are the conditions which you must fulfill before getting possession of the Golden Fleece?
It was enough to be liberated, to get into the fresh air, to be about to fulfill my proper destiny.
When I entered on board the Dolly, I signed as a matter of course the ship's articles, thereby voluntarily engaging and legally binding myself to serve in a certain capacity for the period of the voyage; and, special considerations apart, I was of course bound to fulfill the agreement.
Monseigneur," replied he, "Mesdemoiselles de Mazarin have still to finish their education: they have duties to fulfill, and a position to make.
Afterwards he had, to fulfill the prearranged cipher, to fill in any two words in each space.