Meaning of ACCOMPLISH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈkäm-plish, -ˈkəm- ]

transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English accomplisshen, from Anglo-French accompliss-, stem of accomplir, from Vulgar Latin * accomplēre, from Latin ad- + complēre to fill up — more at complete

Date: 14th century

1. : to bring about (a result) by effort

have much to accomplish today

2. : to bring to completion : fulfill

we can accomplish the job in an hour

3. : to succeed in reaching (a stage in a progression)

would starve before accomplish ing half the distance — W. H. Hudson †1922

4. archaic

a. : to equip thoroughly

b. : perfect

Synonyms: see perform

• ac·com·plish·able -pli-shə-bəl adjective

• ac·com·plish·er noun

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