Simple Definition of accomplish
: to succeed in doing (something)
Full Definition of accomplish
1 : to bring about (a result) by effort <have much to accomplish today>
2 : to bring to completion : fulfill <accomplish a job>
3 : to succeed in reaching (a stage in a progression) <would starve before accomplishing half the distance — W. H. Hudson †1922>
4 archaic a : to equip thoroughly b : perfect
Examples of accomplish
There are several different ways to accomplish the same task.
Exactly what he thought he would accomplish is unclear.
Origin of accomplish
Middle English accomplisshen, from Anglo-French accompliss-, stem of accomplir, from Vulgar Latin *accomplēre, from Latin ad- + complēre to fill up — more at complete
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of accomplish
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