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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fulfilment - a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"
2.fulfilment - the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
consummation - the act of bringing to completion or fruition
self-fulfillment, self-realisation, self-realization - the fulfillment of your capacities
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noun achievement, effecting, implementation, carrying out or through, end, crowning, discharge, discharging, completion, perfection, accomplishment, realization, attainment, observance, consummation I will allow no hesitation in the fulfilment of the reforms.
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also fulfilment
The condition of being fulfilled:
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إنْجاز، تَنْفيذ، تَحْقيق
uppfylling, efnd; fullnæging
tatminyerine getirme


fulfillment (US) [fʊlˈfɪl>mənt] N
1. [of duty, promise, order] → cumplimiento m
2. [of condition, requirement, need] → satisfacción f
3. [of ambition, potential] → realización f
4. (= satisfied feeling) → realización f, satisfacción f
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fulfillment [fʊlˈfɪlmənt] n [wish, dream] → réalisation f
(= satisfaction) → épanouissement f
a great sense of fulfilment → un grand sentiment d'épanouissement
[promise] → réalisation f
in fulfilment of a promise → pour tenir une promesse
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, (US) fulfillment
nErfüllung f; to bring something to fulfilmentetw zur Erfüllung bringen; to come to fulfilmentin Erfüllung gehen; (life’s work)seine Erfüllung finden; to lead to the fulfilment of somethingetw in Erfüllung gehen lassen
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fulfillment (Am) [fʊlˈfɪlmənt] n (see vb) → compimento, mantenimento, realizzazione f, soddisfazione f, appagamento, esecuzione f
sense of fulfilment → soddisfazione
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(fulˈfil) verbpast tense, past participle fulˈfilled
1. to carry out or perform (a task, promise etc). He always fulfils his promises.
2. to satisfy (requirements). He fulfilled all the requirements for the job.
fulˈfilled adjective
(of a person) satisfied, having achieved everything he or she needs to have and to do. With her family and her career, she is a very fulfilled person.
fulˈfilment noun
fulfil begins with ful- (not full-) and ends with -fil (not -fill); the past tense is fulfilled and present participle fulfilling.
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References in classic literature ?
All present now recollected the prediction of the Indian at daybreak, and were struck with what appeared to be its fulfilment. They called to mind, also, a long catalogue of foregone presentiments and predictions made at various times by the Delaware, and, in their superstitious credulity, began to consider him a veritable seer; without thinking how natural it was to predict danger, and how likely to have the prediction verified in the present instance, when various signs gave evidence of a lurking foe.
In returning the extracts sent with it, he will refrain from mentioning any personal objection which he may entertain to this species of literature, and will merely say that the proposed additions to the manuscript are not necessary to the fulfilment of the purpose that he has in view."
When we arrive at the summit of our wishes, success has usually the power to drive away sleep on the first night after the fulfilment of long cherished hopes.
That road open to enterprise and courage invites the explorer of coasts to new efforts towards the fulfilment of great expectations.
The emphasis on the history of thought also seemed to me very timely; and the number of important works promised for the Library in the very near future augur well for the continued fulfilment, in this and other ways, of the expectations of the original editor.
Many historic vows had met with sadly less lucky fulfilment.
By those best acquainted with his habits, the paleness of the young minister's cheek was accounted for by his too earnest devotion to study, his scrupulous fulfilment of parochial duty, and more than all, to the fasts and vigils of which he made a frequent practice, in order to keep the grossness of this earthly state from clogging and obscuring his spiritual lamp.
Dimmesdale, when, in fulfilment of this pledge, he requested old Roger Chillingworth's professional advice, "I could be well content that my labours, and my sorrows, and my sins, and my pains, should shortly end with me, and what is earthly of them be buried in my grave, and the spiritual go with me to my eternal state, rather than that you should put your skill to the proof in my behalf.
Indeed, in some sort, they were not grieved at this event, at least as a portent; for they regarded it, not as a foreshadowing of evil in the future, but as the fulfilment of an evil already presaged.
But all the same he did not enjoy his good fortune, for he could not forget his compact with the nixy, and he knew that sooner or later she would demand his fulfilment of it.
"Lord," thought I, "pardon my offences, and send me fulfilment of all my desires;" and as I passed a church I crossed myself, repented of my sins, and reminded myself that I was unworthy to hold communication with the Lord God.
LET us hurry to the walls," said Abel-Phittim to Buzi-Ben-Levi and Simeon the Pharisee, on the tenth day of the month Thammuz, in the year of the world three thousand nine hundred and fortyone--let us hasten to the ramparts adjoining the gate of Benjamin, which is in the city of David, and overlooking the camp of the uncircumcised; for it is the last hour of the fourth watch, being sunrise; and the idolaters, in fulfilment of the promise of Pompey, should be awaiting us with the lambs for the sacrifices."