Definition of accomplish
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
accomplishableplay \-pli-shə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of accomplish in a sentence
There are several different ways to accomplish the same task.
Exactly what he thought he would accomplish is unclear.
Origin and Etymology 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
Synonym Discussion of accomplish
ACCOMPLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accomplish for English Language Learners
: to succeed in doing (something)
ACCOMPLISH Defined for Kids
Definition of accomplish for Students
: to succeed in doing or reaching <The club accomplished its goal of raising money.>
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