accomplish


accomplish

accomplish [uh-kom-plish] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object)

  1. to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish: to accomplish one’s mission.
  2. to complete (a distance or period of time): to have accomplished the age of 70; We accomplished the journey in little more than an hour.
  3. Archaic. to provide polish to; perfect.

Origin of accomplish 1350–1400; Middle English, earlier accomplice Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent to a- ac- + complir ≪ Latin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2 Related formsac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveac·com·plish·er, nounpre·ac·com·plish, verb (used with object)un·ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveCan be confusedaccomplice accomplishSynonyms for accomplish 1. complete, fulfill; execute, effect. Synonym study 1. See do1. Examples from the Web for unaccomplishable Historical Examples of unaccomplishable

  • And at these visions of theirs we have mocked, and held them for idle and vain, unreal and unaccomplishable.

    The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature

    Various

  • In one brief year and a half I had lived my life, dreamed the undreamable, accomplished the unaccomplishable.

    Wings of the Wind

    Credo Harris

  • British Dictionary definitions for unaccomplishable accomplish verb (tr)

    1. to manage to do; achieve
    2. to conclude successfully; complete

    Derived Formsaccomplishable, adjectiveaccomplisher, nounWord Origin for accomplish C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete Word Origin and History for unaccomplishable accomplish v.

    late 14c., from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir “to fulfill, fill up, complete” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accomplere, from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + complere “fill up” (see complete (adj.)). Related: Accomplished; accomplishing.

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