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fulfil

[ fool-fil ]
/ fʊlˈfɪl /
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verb (used with object), ful·filled, ful·fil·ling.
Chiefly British. a variant of fulfill.
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How to use fulfil in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fulfil

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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