accomplished


adjective

  1. completed; done; effected: an accomplished fact.
  2. highly skilled; expert: an accomplished pianist.
  3. having all the social graces, manners, and other attainments of polite society.

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.

adjective

  1. successfully completed; achieved
  2. expert; proficient

verb (tr)

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

late 15c., “perfect as a result of training,” past participle adjective from accomplish (q.v.). Meaning “completed” is from 1570s.

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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