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.
- 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
- accomplice, accomplish
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How to use accomplish in a sentence
Paul accomplishes this largely by cutting overseas operational costs and war spending from $159 billion to nothing by 2016.
But the biggest question left unexplored is what all of this dough accomplishes.
And I am just so amazed at what she does and what she accomplishes as a person of my generation.Hillary Clinton Supporters Are Divided Over Her Potential 2016 Run | David Freedlander | June 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What CinemaSins accomplishes is at least a close reading of a film, without regard for its audience appeal.The Witty Genius of YouTube’s CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Your Favorite Movie | Rich Goldstein | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Known World does these things, and accomplishes something else besides: it exposes the false comforts of moral certainty.American Dreams, 2003: The Known World by Edward P. Jones | Nathaniel Rich | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whether it is or not, it accomplishes admirably the purpose of its author, to fix in beautiful verse the former life of the Rhone.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
This extraordinary feat she accomplishes in a seeming trance.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
He accomplishes his diurnal revolution in less than ten hours!Astronomy for Amateurs | Camille Flammarion
She chooses alone, and she accomplishes all that has been accomplished for others by cultivated ancestors.Girls and Women | Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
What fire superiority accomplishes; psychological moment for charge determined by tactical instinct.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
British Dictionary definitions for accomplish
to manage to do; achieve
to conclude successfully; complete
- accomplishable, adjective
- accomplisher, noun
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