accomplish


ac·com·plish

verb \ə-ˈkäm-plish, -ˈkəm-\

: to succeed in doing (something)

Full Definition of ACCOMPLISH

transitive verb
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
ac·com·plish·able \-pli-shə-bəl\ adjective
ac·com·plish·er noun

Examples of ACCOMPLISH

  1. There are several different ways to accomplish the same task.
  2. 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

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