accomplished

adjective ac·com·plished
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of accomplished

1 a : 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

Examples of accomplished in a Sentence

  1. She has the confidence of an accomplished athlete.

  2. He is one of the school's most accomplished graduates.

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Origin and Etymology of accomplished

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


ACCOMPLISHED Defined for English Language Learners

accomplished

adjective

Definition of accomplished for English Language Learners

  • : very skillful : having or showing the skill of an expert

  • : very successful : having done or achieved many good or important things


ACCOMPLISHED Defined for Kids

accomplished

adjective ac·com·plished \ ə-ˈkäm-plisht \

Definition of accomplished for Students

: skilled through practice or training : expert
  • an accomplished dancer


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