ac·​com·​plished ə-ˈkäm-plisht How to pronounce accomplished (audio)
: proficient as the result of practice or training
an accomplished dancer
also : skillfully done or produced
an accomplished film
: having many social accomplishments
: established beyond doubt or dispute
an accomplished fact

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 But Usher decided to do a retrospective of his long and accomplished career and who can blame him. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 13 Feb. 2024 With this accomplished, content moderation for companies would be a vastly simpler proposition. Jaron Lanier, WIRED, 13 Feb. 2024 Tom Ellis is making a series with his wife Meaghan Oppenheimer Lucifer fans all know lead actor Tom Ellis, but many might not know that his wife, Meaghan Oppenheimer, is an accomplished figure in Hollywood as well. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Montgomery Summit: March 5-6; Santa Monica, CA The Montgomery Summit brings together a large assembly of the most inventive and accomplished figures in business, technology, and finance. John Hall, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 No one had a more accomplished season on defense than Bland, who led the NFL with 9 interception, including a league-record 5 returned for touchdowns. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 Known as a quarterback guru for his work with such accomplished passers as Patrick Mahomes, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Kingsbury returned to USC last season to work with Trojans quarterbacks in a support role under coach Lincoln Riley. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 Julia Li, an accomplished violinist and a junior at Dulaney High School, has been selected as the winner of the 2024 BCPS Young Soloist program and will perform April 16 at the annual BCPS Side by Side Concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Melissa Whatley, Baltimore Sun, 5 Feb. 2024 Ziggy is now an accomplished musician himself, with eight Grammy Awards under his belt. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

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

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

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“Accomplished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: skilled or polished through practice or training : expert
an accomplished pianist
: having done or achieved many good or important things
: shown or known to be true
an accomplished fact

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