English [ edit ]
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Etymology [ edit ]
Pronunciation [ edit ]
accomplish ( third-person singular simple present , accomplishes present participle , accomplishing simple past and past participle ) accomplished
( 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.
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
( transitive , obsolete ) To gain; to obtain
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Synonyms [ edit ]
, do , perform , fulfill , realize , effect , effectuate , complete , consummate , execute , achieve , perfect , equip , furnish carry out
Translations [ edit ]
to finish successfully
dokonywać , (pl) dokonać (pl) Portuguese:
conseguir (pt) ( with verb ) Russian:
, (please verify) соверша́ть (ru) ( impf soveršátʹ) , (please verify) соверши́ть (ru) ( impf soveršítʹ) , (please verify) выполня́ть (ru) ( impf vypolnjátʹ) , (please verify) вы́полнить (ru) ( pf výpolnitʹ) , (please verify) достига́ть (ru) ( impf dostigátʹ) , (please verify) дости́гнуть (ru) ( pf dostígnutʹ) , (please verify) дости́чь (ru) ( impf dostíčʹ) , (please verify) заверша́ть (ru) ( impf zaveršátʹ) , (please verify) заверши́ть (ru) ( pf zaveršítʹ) , (please verify) доводи́ть до конца́ ( impf dovodítʹ do koncá) (please verify) довести́ до конца́ ( pf dovestí do koncá) Spanish:
efectuar , (es) realizar , (es) lograr (es) Swedish:
to complete, as time or distance
to bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform
to equip or furnish thoroughly
(obsolete) to gain; to obtain
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