[ 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR accomplish
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Origin of accomplish
synonym study for accomplish
1. See do1.
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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How to use accomplish in a sentence
To accomplish this, a tight-fitting mask can make a world of difference.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 18, 2020|Popular-Science
Whether beauty will help her accomplish that remains to be seen.Kohl’s CEO insists its supersize beauty shops can compete with the new Ulta/Target partnership|Phil Wahba|November 17, 2020|Fortune
It’s a distraction that experts believe will not stand up in court and will accomplish little for the president.A Pennsylvania poll worker explains the painstaking process of counting votes|Kyle Brashear|November 12, 2020|Vox
Only three golfers — Fuzzy Zoeller, Horton Smith and Gene Sarazen — have won the Masters in their first attempt, and it has been 41 years since Zoeller last accomplished the feat.Masters picks: The best bets to put on the green jacket|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Everything I want to accomplish in my golf career from now on is really for her.Michelle Wie West on her golf comeback plan: I want my daughter to see me play|ehinchliffe|November 10, 2020|Fortune
That which you suppose accomplishable in fourteen or fifteen years, I may believe practicable in a much shorter period.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
In a situation of the utmost accomplishable reality it had been vague, meaningless.Cytherea|Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for accomplish
/ (əˈkɒmplɪʃ, əˈkʌm-) /
to manage to do; achieve
to conclude successfully; complete
Derived forms of accomplishaccomplishable, adjectiveaccomplisher, noun
Word Origin for accomplish
C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete
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