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fulfill

[fool-fil]
verb (used with object)
1.
to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
2.
to perform or do, as duty; obey or follow, as commands.
3.
to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.): a book that fulfills a long-felt need.
4.
to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time: He felt that life was over when one had fulfilled his threescore years and ten.
5.
to develop the full potential of (usually used reflexively): She realized that she could never fulfill herself in such work.
Also, fulfil.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English fulfillen, Old English fulfyllan. See full1, fill

fulfiller, noun
overfulfill, verb (used with object)
prefulfill, verb (used with object)
superfulfill, verb (used with object)


1. accomplish, achieve, complete, realize. 2. execute, discharge, observe. 3. meet, answer, fill, comply with. 4. end, terminate, conclude.
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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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Word Origin & History

fulfill
O.E. fullfyllan "fill up, make full," from full + fyllan (see fill, which is ultimately from the root of full). Used early of prophecy and perhaps a translation of L. implere, adimplere. Related: Fulfilled; fulfilling.

fulfil
see fulfill. Related: fulfilment.
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Example sentences
She would tell us if our search for the snow leopard would be fulfilled.
Once again, the needs of all dogs must be fulfilled on a daily basis, but
  especially for power breeds.
If the economic aspirations of the newly added population are fulfilled, the
  environmental pressures would be mind-boggling.
If one is able to make it through a busy city, with noise and traffic then
  criteria for impairment are probably not fulfilled.
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