effect adds to achieve an emphasis on the inherent force in the agent capable of surmounting obstacles.
effected sweeping reforms
fulfill implies a complete realization of ends or possibilities.
fulfilled their ambitions
Examples of fulfill in a Sentence
He fulfilled his pledge to cut taxes.
She failed to fulfill her obligations.
The program is intended to fulfill the basic needs of children in the community.
If we could have that house, our dreams would be fulfilled.
He fulfilled his childhood wish to become a professional baseball player.
She fulfilled her life's ambition when she started her own business.
He's trying to fulfill himself as an artist. See More
Recent Examples on the WebWhat amazes, again and again, is his uncanny ability not only to fulfill the commission but to take the level of execution up about five notches from what could reasonably be expected.—Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2023 As the nation’s rail companies double down on increasing the speed and frequency of trains to grow their profits, managers at all levels must fulfill that vision and decide if keeping the trains moving requires them to neglect repairs, ignore safety issues and fire those who complain.—Danelle Morton, ProPublica, 18 Nov. 2023 The agreements helped fulfill the White House’s goal for the meeting — prove to voters that Biden’s dedication to personal diplomacy is paying off.—Chris Megerian, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 Organized crime co-opts a lot of state functions, such as the police and sometimes the military, to fulfill their own needs.—Los Angeles Times En Español, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 However, the policy excluded disposable devices, allowing for hundreds of unregulated brands to enter the U.S. market to fulfill new demands.—Caitlin Pagán, Verywell Health, 3 Nov. 2023 Companies like Airbus and JPMorgan Chase are spending millions to buy carbon removal credits in order to fulfill corporate climate pledges.—Brad Plumer, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Broadcast series, which rely on fast-paced, shorter-length shoots in order to fulfill hefty episodic orders, are expected to be first up.—Michael Schneider, Variety, 9 Nov. 2023 Jung Kook has had a busy few months, becoming the latest BTS member to officially launch his solo era as the group remains on hiatus while everyone fulfills their mandatory service requirements in Korea.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 See More
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