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verb (used with object),ful·filled, ful·fil·ling.
  1. Chiefly British. a variant of fulfill.

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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)
  1. to bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, promise, etc)

  2. to carry out or execute (a request, etc)

  1. to conform with or satisfy (regulations, demands, etc)

  2. to finish or reach the end of: he fulfilled his prison sentence

  3. fulfil oneself to achieve one's potential or desires

Origin of fulfil

Old English fulfyllan

Derived forms of fulfil

  • fulfiller, noun
  • fulfilment or US fulfillment, noun

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