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fulfill

[ fool-fil ]
/ fʊlˈfɪl /
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verb (used with object), ful·filled, ful·fil·ling.

to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
to perform or do, as duty; obey or follow, as commands.
to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.): a book that fulfills a long-felt need.
to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time: He felt that life was over when one had fulfilled his threescore years and ten.
to develop the full potential of (usually used reflexively): She realized that she could never fulfill herself in such work.

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Also especially British, ful·fil .

Origin of fulfill

First recorded before 1000; Middle English fulfillen, Old English fulfyllan. See full1, fill

OTHER WORDS FROM fulfill

ful·fill·er, nouno·ver·ful·fill, verb (used with object)pre·ful·fill, verb (used with object)su·per·ful·fill, verb (used with object)
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