accomplish

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈkəm.plɪʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkɒm.plɪʃ/
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  • Hyphenation: a‧ccom‧plish

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To finish successfully.
  2. (transitive) 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. - William H. Prescott
  3. (transitive) 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. (transitive, archaic) 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. - John Wilkins
    • These qualities . . . go to accomplish a perfect woman. - Charles Cowden Clarke
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare

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