- accompanying vein,
Origin of accomplished
verb (used with object)
Origin of accomplish
Examples from the Web for accomplished
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
None of them came close to the brilliance of what Beyoncé had accomplished.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time of his defection, he felt a strong need to get out of Cuba, and accomplished just that.
Much can be accomplished even without the cooperation of a conservative Congress.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Given how little time they had to whip this project to the finish line, they accomplished a lot.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album|Malcolm Jones|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The calumniator is not only a moral assassin, but he is the most accomplished type of the coward known to man.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
This is accomplished by means of an "interrupter" that either vibrates rapidly or "snaps" once at the formation of each spark.The Gasoline Motor|Harold Whiting Slauson
A dose of marchlor in a glass of wine had done what fifty men could not have accomplished by main strength.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
But this reconciliation and identification were not accomplished at once.
We must now describe more particularly how this gallant exploit had been accomplished.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
Word Origin for accomplish
late 15c., "perfect as a result of training," past participle adjective from accomplish (q.v.). Meaning "completed" is from 1570s.
late 14c., from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir "to fulfill, fill up, complete" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accomplere, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + complere "fill up" (see complete (adj.)). Related: Accomplished; accomplishing.