Synonyms Examples Word Origin 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. Origin of accomplish 1350–1400; Middle English,
Middle French accompliss-,
to fill; see
-ish 2 Related forms ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjective ac·com·plish·er, noun pre·ac·com·plish, verb (used with object) un·ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for accomplisher Historical Examples of accomplisher
He is at once seer, creator,
accomplisher, and present help in time of trouble.
He is led forth at the sacrifices, the priest, the
accomplisher of sacrifice.
He was not an inventor, but an
accomplisher; and even what he accomplished physically was less remarkable than his faith. British Dictionary definitions for accomplisher to manage to do; achieve to conclude successfully; complete Derived Forms accomplishable, adjective accomplisher, 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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Word Origin and History for accomplisher v.
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.
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