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Old English acomplissen < Old French accomplir (French accomplir) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad + complere (“‘to fill up, to complete’”). See also complete, finish.
- (UK) IPA: /əˈkəm.plɪʃ/, SAMPA: /@"email@example.comIS/
- (US) IPA: /əˈkɔm.pliʃ/, SAMPA: /@"kOm.pliS/
- Hyphenation: ac-com'plish
Third person singular
- To finish successfully.
- To complete, as time or distance.
- That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. - Daniel 9:2
- He had accomplished half a league or more. - Prescott
- To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
- This that is written must yet be accomplished in me - Luke 22:37
- To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
- (obsolete) To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare
- To do; perform; fulfill; realize; effect; effectuate; complete; consummate; execute; achieve; perfect; equip; furnish
- To execute, achieve, perform. T
- Thou shalt accomplish my desire. - 1 Kings 5:9
- He . . . expressed his desire to see a union accomplished between England and Scotland. - Macaulay
- To effect (to work out) is much like accomplish. It usually implies some degree of difficulty contended with; as, he effected or accomplished what he intended, his purpose, but little.
- To execute (to follow out to the end, to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of operation; as, to execute the laws or the orders of another; to execute a work, a purpose, design, plan, project.
- To perform is much like to do, though less generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted and methodical effort; as, to perform a mission, a part, a task, a work. *:*Thou canst best perform that office. - Milton
- The Saints, like stars, around his seat / Perform their courses still. - Keble
- To achieve (to come to the end or arrive at one's purpose) usually implies some enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty, and excellence
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