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definition of the word accomplish

by the Wiktionnary

Old English acomplissen < Old French accomplir (French accomplir) < Latin ad + complere (to fill up, to complete). See also complete, finish.

Infinitive
to accomplish

Third person singular
accomplishes

Simple past
accomplished

Past participle
accomplished

Present participle
accomplishing

to accomplish (third-person singular simple present accomplishes, present participle accomplishing, simple past and past participle accomplished)

  1. To finish successfully.
  2. To complete, as time or distance.
    • That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. - Daniel 9:2
    • He had accomplished half a league or more. - Prescott
  3. To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
    • This that is written must yet be accomplished in me - Luke 22:37
  4. To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
    • The armorers accomplishing the knights - Shakespeare, Henry V, IV-chorus
    • It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it. - Wilkins
    • These qualities . . . go to accomplish a perfect woman. - Cowden Clarke
  5. (obsolete) To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare


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