accomplish

[ uh-kom-plish ]
/ əˈkɒm plɪʃ /

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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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

synonym study for accomplish

1. See do1.

OTHER WORDS FROM accomplish

ac·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 accomplish

accomplice accomplish
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British Dictionary definitions for accomplishable

accomplish
/ (əˈkɒmplɪʃ, əˈkʌm-) /

verb (tr)

to manage to do; achieve
to conclude successfully; complete

Derived forms of accomplish

accomplishable, 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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