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accomplished

[uh-kom-plisht] /əˈkɒm plɪʃt/
adjective
1.
completed; done; effected:
an accomplished fact.
2.
highly skilled; expert:
an accomplished pianist.
3.
having all the social graces, manners, and other attainments of polite society.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see accomplish, -ed2
Related forms
superaccomplished, adjective
well-accomplished, adjective

accomplish

[uh-kom-plish] /əˈkɒm plɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish:
to accomplish one's mission.
2.
to complete (a distance or period of time):
to have accomplished the age of 70; We accomplished the journey in little more than an hour.
3.
Archaic. to provide polish to; perfect.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English, earlier accomplice < Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent to a- ac- + complirLatin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2
Related forms
accomplishable, adjective
accomplisher, noun
preaccomplish, verb (used with object)
unaccomplishable, adjective
Can be confused
accomplice, accomplish.
Synonyms
1. complete, fulfill; execute, effect. See do1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for accomplished

accomplished

/əˈkɒmplɪʃt; əˈkʌm-/
adjective
1.
successfully completed; achieved
2.
expert; proficient

accomplish

/əˈkɒmplɪʃ; əˈkʌm-/
verb (transitive)
1.
to manage to do; achieve
2.
to conclude successfully; complete
Derived Forms
accomplishable, adjective
accomplisher, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete
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Word Origin and History for accomplished
adj.

late 15c., "perfect as a result of training," past participle adjective from accomplish (q.v.). Meaning "completed" is from 1570s.

accomplish

v.

late 14c., from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir "to fulfill, fill up, complete" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accomplere, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + complere "fill up" (see complete (adj.)). Related: Accomplished; accomplishing.

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