- 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 fulfiller
"He was the fulfiller of good intentions," wrote the schoolboy in 1922.Edmund Morris Interviewed on Colonel Roosevelt
November 19, 2010
Time, the destroyer and fulfiller of predictions, has proved that his Lordship was a false prophet.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Thou shalt be proclaimed heir of the world, and the One god, and, the fulfiller of the designs of the gods.Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life
E. A. Wallis Budge
Thus Joseph in becoming the interpreter of the dreams of other men became the fulfiller of his own.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis
Word Origin and History for fulfiller
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.