fulfill

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From Middle English fulfillen, from Old English fullfyllan (to fill full), corresponding to full- +‎ fill.

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fulfill (third-person singular simple present fulfills, present participle fulfilling, simple past and past participle fulfilled)

  1. (archaic) To fill full; fill to the utmost capacity; fill up.
    My lady is positively fulfilled of grace.
  2. To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
    You made a promise, son, and now you must fulfill it.
    What rôle does the wax in your earhole fulfill?
  3. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
    This is the most fulfilling work I've ever done.
  4. To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
    Unfortunately, you don't fulfill the criteria for extra grants at the present time.

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