- 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 fulfilled
However there is little doubt that Harry has felt at his most happy and fulfilled when he has been active in his army life.Can Harry Bury the Party Prince?
December 2, 2014
He was also reluctant to reverse the full pullout of combat forces in Iraq, which fulfilled a key campaign promise.After Underestimating ISIS, Obama Scrambles for Plan to Defeat Them
August 9, 2014
I think people are born to do these type of things, they need these thrills to be fulfilled in life.The High-Flying Secrets of BASE Jumpers
August 4, 2014
It was really about all the things we then fulfilled in the movie.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List
August 3, 2014
He was highly esteemed in the fashion world, but his real vocation was fulfilled in the evening hours.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days
The Daily Beast
April 10, 2014
"Like master, like man" was a proverb which he saw daily fulfilled.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
This latter condition can be fulfilled by the employment of electro-magnets.
For every expectation that he fulfilled there was another that he destroyed.De Profundis
For the predictions of Lamachus had been fulfilled to the letter.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
All the hopes of friendship are fulfilled: may all the hopes of love be accomplished!Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- to bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, promise, etc)
- to carry out or execute (a request, etc)
- to conform with or satisfy (regulations, demands, etc)
- to finish or reach the end ofhe fulfilled his prison sentence
- fulfil oneself to achieve one's potential or desires
Word Origin and History for fulfilled
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.
see fulfill. Related: fulfilment.