Definition of accomplish
Origin of accomplish
synonym study for accomplish
OTHER WORDS FROM accomplishac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveac·com·plish·er, nounpre·ac·com·plish, verb (used with object)un·ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH accomplishaccomplice, accomplish
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MORE ABOUT ACCOMPLISH
What does accomplish mean?
Accomplish means to carry out or finish an action—to complete what you set out to do. To accomplish a goal is to complete it.
Accomplish is often (though not always) used in the context of completing a set goal—one that is planned or desired before it is accomplished. Accomplish is generally used in a positive way in the context of completing beneficial goals (though a person can accomplish bad things—many supervillains hope to accomplish a global takeover).
Someone who has accomplished many impressive things in life or in their career can be described with the adjective accomplished. It’s especially used to indicate that a person is very experienced, skilled, and perhaps awarded in their field, as in an accomplished singer.
Much less commonly, accomplish can mean to reach a destination or certain age, as in I never thought I would accomplish the age of 100.
Example: I’m hoping to accomplish everything on my to-do list today.
Where does accomplish come from?
The first records of the word accomplish come from the 1300s. It comes from the Old French acomplir, meaning “to complete,” ultimately from the Latin complēre, which means to “to fill up” and is also the basis of the word complete.
Accomplish and achieve can be used as synonyms, but they sometimes imply slightly different things. Achieve and achievement often imply the completion of something important or difficult—a lofty goal or a great feat. You can accomplish a lofty goal or a great feat, but the word accomplish itself doesn’t typically imply this. Rather, it usually just means to complete something (regardless of how impressive it is).
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What are some other forms related to accomplish?
- accomplishment (noun)
- accomplished (adjective)
- unaccomplished (adjective)
- accomplishable (adjective)
- accomplisher (noun)
What are some synonyms for accomplish?
What are some words that share a root or word element with accomplish?
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How is accomplish used in real life?
Accomplish is very commonly used. It’s usually used in a positive way in the context of completing goals.
Notre Dame finally makes a conference title game… unreal it took them this long to accomplish this.
— Eric Mac Lain (@EricMacLain) December 1, 2020
Anything we want to accomplish in life will be easier to manage
if we break it down into tiny pieces and handle them one at a time
— Humble The Poet (@humblethepoet) December 2, 2020
I don’t know who needs to hear this but… Cheer for people who accomplish and level up in this world. There’s room for ALL of us!! Jealousy won’t get you far…
— Darryl Forges (@Darryl_Forges) December 5, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of accomplish?
How to use accomplish in a sentence
More important, to save bee populations, Stamets’s solution has to be widely adopted, a feat he hopes to accomplish by recruiting the efforts of millions of citizen scientists.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
If companies are serious about accomplishing these goals, it’s crucial that they first understand the common reasons that fuel the participation gap so they can tailor initiatives accordingly.How Outdoor Companies Can Back Up Their DEI Pledges|Kai Lightner|September 23, 2020|Outside Online
The US has the resources, physical and financial, to accomplish this transformation.
Criminal prosecution and civil litigation accomplish different goals.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
One way to accomplish that is by opening the doors to telemedicine at a global scale.Why the coronavirus pandemic has made 5G more essential than ever|jakemeth|September 7, 2020|Fortune
They were able to move forward, accomplish goals, and meet friends.
Like I said, in spite of or because of my circumstances, I was able to accomplish my dreams.
And yet, ultimately, the Supreme Court holds the power to uphold or undo what it has taken him years to accomplish.
It took a special, meticulous kind of person to accomplish the undertaking, someone with brains, patience, and nerves of steel.
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|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Jacob cheated his brother out of the parental blessing, and lied about God, and lied to his father to accomplish his end.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Steam machinery would accomplish more than nine-tenths of all the work, besides saving the expense of all the powder.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Human desires would eat up the result of ten times the work we now accomplish.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
That I may accomplish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various