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ful·fillalso 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′ment, ful·fil′ment n.
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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.
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Past participle: fulfilled
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|Verb||1.||fulfill - 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"
|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"
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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):
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
fulfill→ يُنْجِزُ splnit opfylde verwirklichen εκπληρώνω cumplir täyttää satisfaire ispuniti adempiere 果たす 성취하다 vervullen oppfylle spełnić cumprir выполнять uppfylla ทำให้บรรลุผล gerçekleştirmek hoàn thành 完成
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vt. cumplir; llevar a cabo; realizar.
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