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- First attested in the late 14th century.
- Late Middle English acomplissen, 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) IPA(key): /əˈkəm.plɪʃ/
- (US) IPA(key): /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 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
- (transitive, archaic) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
- (transitive, obsolete) To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare
- do, perform, fulfill, realize, effect, effectuate, complete, consummate, execute, achieve, perfect, equip, furnish, carry out
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