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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
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 accomplisher

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 accomplisher
accomplish
late 14c., from O.Fr. acompliss-, prp. stem of acomplir "to fulfill, fill up, complete" (12c.), from V.L. *accomplere, from L. ad- "to" + complere "fill up" (see complete).
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