ac·​com·​plished | \ ə-ˈkäm-plisht How to pronounce accomplished (audio) , -ˈkəm- \

Definition of accomplished

1a : proficient as the result of practice or training an accomplished dancer also : skillfully done or produced an accomplished film
b : having many social accomplishments
2 : established beyond doubt or dispute an accomplished fact

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Examples of accomplished in a Sentence

She has the confidence of an accomplished athlete. He is one of the school's most accomplished graduates.
Recent Examples on the Web Worthy, who will be part of the 2021 class, is an accomplished track star, and recorded a 10.55-second 100-meter dash and 21.41-second 200-meter dash as a sophomore. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's former QB Denard Robinson was fast. The latest WR commit might be faster," 11 July 2020 Posey, the most accomplished and beloved baseball player working in the Bay Area, has always been level-headed about the world and sports’ place in it. Ann Killion,, "Buster Posey’s choice underscores hidden anguish of baseball’s bogus season," 10 July 2020 The most accomplished gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, is showing off her muscles on next month's issue of Vogue. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Simone Biles talks the pandemic, the Olympics and growing up in August issue of Vogue," 9 July 2020 It’s a risk being shared across the new Hackberry Market, where Truth resides alongside Black Laboratory Brewing, The Farmers Butcher and the accomplished Korean cafe The Magpie. Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Truth Pizzeria restaurant rocks a hybrid New York-Neapolitan style on San Antonio’s East Side," 3 July 2020 Enter Ronda Uhl, an accomplished engineer who started her career on a factory floor and led the rapid response team in Reno. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "GM quietly helped company set up ventilator assembly line after a cold call," 3 July 2020 Filters give greater weight to accomplished birders and flag unusual sightings, which local experts then review. Richard Mertens, The Christian Science Monitor, "Lockdowns are turning cooped-up residents into citizen scientists," 1 July 2020 Ensure your upper body remains erect, and that your forward lean is accomplished with your lower body and knees. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "You Just Purchased a Handgun for Personal Defense, Now What?," 1 July 2020 Both were eventually canceled, marking a cruel and sad conclusion to an accomplished prep career. oregonlive, "Jesuit’s Mick Abel expected to be 1st-round pick in 2020 MLB draft: ‘He’s just a special talent’," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of accomplished

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for accomplished

Middle English accomplysshed "fulfilled, highly educated or skilled," from past participle of accomplysshen "to accomplish"

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The first known use of accomplished was in the 15th century

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27 Jul 2020

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“Accomplished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of accomplished

: very skillful : having or showing the skill of an expert
: very successful : having done or achieved many good or important things


ac·​com·​plished | \ ə-ˈkäm-plisht \

Kids Definition of accomplished

: skilled through practice or training : expert an accomplished dancer

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