- completed; done; effected: an accomplished fact.
- highly skilled; expert: an accomplished pianist.
- having all the social graces, manners, and other attainments of polite society.
Origin of accomplished
- 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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Examples from the Web for accomplished
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
None of them came close to the brilliance of what Beyoncé had accomplished.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year
December 31, 2014
At the time of his defection, he felt a strong need to get out of Cuba, and accomplished just that.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Much can be accomplished even without the cooperation of a conservative Congress.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth
December 19, 2014
Given how little time they had to whip this project to the finish line, they accomplished a lot.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album
November 16, 2014
He had accomplished the task which he had set himself in his youth.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
This object, through the kindness of friends, was accomplished.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
You ask me how I would have you show your thankfulness for what I have accomplished for you.
England accomplished her purpose in part, but greatly suffered for her exploit.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
When one thinks of all the fine work he might have accomplished, it seems a shame.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
- successfully completed; achieved
- expert; proficient
- to manage to do; achieve
- to conclude successfully; complete
Word Origin and History for accomplished
late 15c., "perfect as a result of training," past participle adjective from accomplish (q.v.). Meaning "completed" is from 1570s.