[ fool-fil ]
/ fʊlˈfɪl /
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Definition of fulfil

verb (used with object), ful·filled, ful·fil·ling.
Chiefly British. a variant of fulfill.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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How to use fulfil in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fulfil


US fulfill

/ (fʊlˈfɪl) /

verb -fils or US -fills, -filling or -filled (tr)
to bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, promise, etc)
to carry out or execute (a request, etc)
to conform with or satisfy (regulations, demands, etc)
to finish or reach the end ofhe fulfilled his prison sentence
fulfil oneself to achieve one's potential or desires

Derived forms of fulfil

fulfiller, nounfulfilment or US fulfillment, noun

Word Origin for fulfil

Old English fulfyllan
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