[ uh-kom-plish ]
/ əˈkɒm plɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)

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.



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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of accomplish

1350–1400; Middle English, earlier accomplice<Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent to a-ac- + complir ≪ Latin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2
1. See do1.
ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveac·com·plish·er, nounpre·ac·com·plish, verb (used with object)un·ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjective
accomplice, accomplish
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British Dictionary definitions for accomplish

/ (əˈkɒmplɪʃ, əˈkʌm-) /

verb (tr)

to manage to do; achieve
to conclude successfully; complete
accomplishable, adjectiveaccomplisher, noun
C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete
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