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fulfil or fulfill (fʊlˈfɪl)
 
vb , (US) -fils, -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
 
[Old English fulfyllan]
 
fulfill or fulfill
 
vb
 
[Old English fulfyllan]
 
ful'filler or fulfill
 
n
 
ful'filment or fulfill
 
n
 
ful'fillment or fulfill
 
n

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fulfil
see fulfill. Related: fulfilment.
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Example sentences
For me nothing remains but to await with patience and fulfil with punctuality
  whatsoever may be ordered.
Life's purpose is ours to decide and ours to fulfil.
Any pedal-powered commuting machine worth its salt has to fulfil a few basic
  criteria.
As long as you fulfil your legitimate duties, you're fine.
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