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

SYNONYMS FOR accomplish

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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Example sentences from the Web for accomplisher

  • He was not an inventor, but an accomplisher; and even what he accomplished physically was less remarkable than his faith.

    The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
  • He is led forth at the sacrifices, the priest, the accomplisher of sacrifice.

  • He is at once seer, creator, accomplisher, and present help in time of trouble.

    The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler

British Dictionary definitions for accomplisher

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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