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fulfill

ful·fill

fulfill

 
 
pronunciation:
fUl fIl
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fulfilled, fulfilling, fulfills
definition 1: to effect or bring to realization or completion.
She eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.
synonyms:
accomplish, achieve, actualize, consummate, effect, realize
antonyms:
frustrate
similar words:
complete, conclude, do, finish, perfect
definition 2: to execute or carry out (a duty, command, or the like).
He fulfilled his military duty by serving two years in the Navy.The man failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a father.
synonyms:
carry out, discharge, do, execute, perform
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
abide by, comply with, keep, obey, satisfy
definition 3: to satisfy (a requirement, expectation, or desire).
She cannot graduate unless she fulfills the physical education requirement.
synonyms:
fill, meet, satisfy
similar words:
answer, conform, discharge, execute, fit, suit
definition 4: to live up to or develop the full potential of (oneself).
She fulfills herself by doing volunteer work in the community.How will you ever fulfill yourself if you don't get an education?
synonyms:
achieve, actualize, realize
similar words:
attain, reach, satisfy
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