- to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
- to perform or do, as duty; obey or follow, as commands.
- to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.): a book that fulfills a long-felt need.
- to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time: He felt that life was over when one had fulfilled his threescore years and ten.
- to develop the full potential of (usually used reflexively): She realized that she could never fulfill herself in such work.
Origin of fulfill
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Examples from the Web for fulfill
“Fair to say that we currently have more ISR requirements than we have the capacity to fulfill,” the official said.Drone ‘Shortage’ Hampers ISIS War
November 18, 2014
Despite what people see in him, Rick has no desire to fulfill their expectations.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
But we hope for more, and we ask you to fulfill your promises to create a more secure environment for journalists in our country.
We, the undersigned, hoped you would take serious and practical measures to fulfill your promises.
He is determined to fulfill his mission of Christian charity, it appears, and he remains resolutely upbeat.Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church
July 23, 2014
These hopes that we have helped to inspire, we can help to fulfill.
I shall not be able to fulfill my engagements for to-night, so it really does not matter.The First Violin
She was probably bold enough and hardy enough to fulfill her mission.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
And then Keziah began to fulfill her agreement with Dr. Parker.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
To promise, however, is one thing, to fulfill the obligation another.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Word Origin and History for fulfill
Old English fullfyllan "fill up, make full," from full + fyllan (see fill, which is ultimately from the root of full). Used early of prophecy and perhaps a translation of Latin implere, adimplere. Related: Fulfilled; fulfilling.