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Definition of "fulfill" []

  • To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry out (an order, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To measure up to; satisfy. See Synonyms at perform, satisfy. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring to an end; complete. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fulfill" in a sentence
  • "Expecting that this "State of the City" speech will mean something, that it will be full of specific promises that Nagin will fulfill is ... pure folly."
  • "And one of the duties the governor repeatedly admonishes the elders to fulfill is "to live together, as friends, as one village, in peace and unity.""
  • "Indeed, the only obligation many offenders on probation must now fulfill is mailing a postcard that gives their home address."