- to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish: to accomplish one's mission.
- to complete (a distance or period of time): to have accomplished the age of 70; We accomplished the journey in little more than an hour.
- Archaic. to provide polish to; perfect.
Origin of accomplish
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1. complete, fulfill; execute, effect.
1. See do1.
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Examples from the Web for accomplish
They were able to move forward, accomplish goals, and meet friends.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
Like I said, in spite of or because of my circumstances, I was able to accomplish my dreams.Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity
December 22, 2014
And yet, ultimately, the Supreme Court holds the power to uphold or undo what it has taken him years to accomplish.From POTUS to SCOTUS: Obama’s Big Move?
November 17, 2014
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.The High Society Bank Robber of the 1800s
J. North Conway
October 19, 2014
Leaving the body consciously is a feat only a fully liberated master with no more karma can accomplish.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
The tasks we face are difficult, and we can accomplish them only if we work together.
How the teams were to accomplish this, it was painful to consider.
It is the aim of the present dissertation to accomplish this.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
No, but doesn't it seem as though we ought to be able to accomplish so much?Ester Ried Yet Speaking
This is an operation too difficult for a weak force to accomplish.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
- to manage to do; achieve
- to conclude successfully; complete
C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete
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Word Origin and History for accomplish
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