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- First attested in the late 14th century.
- From Middle English acomplissen, a borrowing from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir (Modern French accomplir), from Latin ad + complere (“to fill up, to complete”).
- See also complete, finish.
- (UK, New Zealand, Australia) IPA(key): /əˈkʌm.plɪʃ/, /ə.ˈkɒm.plɪʃ/
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- Hyphenation: a‧ccom‧plish
- (transitive) To finish successfully.
- (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
- (transitive) To execute fully; to fulfill; to complete successfully
to accomplish a design, an object, a promise
- This that is written must yet be accomplished in me - Luke 22:37
- (transitive, archaic) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
- (transitive, obsolete) To gain; to obtain
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- do, perform, fulfill, realize, effect, effectuate, complete, consummate, execute, achieve, perfect, equip, furnish, carry out
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