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fulfil

[foo l-fil] /fʊlˈfɪl/
verb (used with object), fulfilled, fulfilling.
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fulfil

/fʊlˈfɪl/
verb (transitive) -fils (US) -fills, -filling, -filled
1.
to bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, promise, etc)
2.
to carry out or execute (a request, etc)
3.
to conform with or satisfy (regulations, demands, etc)
4.
to finish or reach the end of: he fulfilled his prison sentence
5.
fulfil oneself, to achieve one's potential or desires
Derived Forms
fulfiller, noun
fulfilment, (US) fulfillment, noun
Word Origin
Old English fulfyllan
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v.

see fulfill. Related: fulfilment.

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