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

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 Schaar, an accomplished cellist, will perform onstage in her role as Rosalind. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Aug. 2022 But the very next day, the accomplished vocalist from Memphis found herself in surgery. Tricia Despres, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 After four seasons with New England, Jackson joined a Chargers defense that will feature two accomplished, veteran pass rushers in Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 Ably hosted by author David Barr Kirtley, this sci-fi fantasy extravaganza digs into fascinating topics with the help of accomplished guests like Neil Gaiman, Brent Spiner, and Steven Pinker. Simon Hill, Wired, 4 Aug. 2022 More website was an accomplished 18-year-old who loved to ski, hike and bike. Pam Mcloughlin, Hartford Courant, 2 Aug. 2022 Many of the guards, John Coveleski said, went on to become accomplished leaders, doctors, educators, first responders, judges and entrepreneurs. Joe Heim, Washington Post, 31 July 2022 As for the work of the 6-foot-5-inch, 305-pound Strange, Jones, an accomplished collegiate returner, was duly impressed. Jim Mcbride,, 29 July 2022 Far from an accomplished mole, Mahoney is a too-chatty bumbler. New York Times, 25 July 2022 See More

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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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“Accomplished.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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ac·​com·​plished | \ ə-ˈkäm-plisht \

Kids Definition of accomplished

: skilled through practice or training : expert an accomplished dancer

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