Definition of fulfilment in English:


(US fulfillment)


  • 1The achievement of something desired, promised, or predicted.

    ‘winning the championship was the fulfilment of a childhood dream’
    • ‘The necessary trust depends on benevolence to others, including strangers, honest dealing and fulfilment of promises entered into voluntarily.’
    • ‘And that's one of the keys to understanding the fulfillment of future prophecies.’
    • ‘These include promises that attempt to create a climate for their own fulfilment, and promises that are more accurately described as hyperbole.’
    • ‘Vulnerability is bad, fulfillment of desire is good, relationships are ever fraught.’
    • ‘He represents the fulfillment of the dream that Janie has always had.’
    • ‘Copacabana sounds like a world invented by advertising executives, designed to awaken burning desires and promise of their fulfilment.’
    • ‘The prospect of a self-portrait is a wish fulfillment in more ways than one.’
    • ‘Be patient, as fulfillment of promises revives your faith.’
    • ‘The promise of unity and fulfilment of desire promised by the institution of marriage is also undermined by both the characters and the events in this play.’
    • ‘"Is this the fulfillment of biblical prophecies? " asked an interviewer.’
    • ‘May my fasting and prayer become a time of growing intimacy with you as I await the fulfillment of your promises.’
    • ‘It is a promise of fulfillment of deeper longings, whether it is for wisdom or for full unity with a beloved, or whether it is to be in God's presence.’
    • ‘For the first time in its history, capitalism did not thwart fulfillment of the republican promise to grant all citizens the equal opportunity to exercise their rights.’
    • ‘And they are all bowing to Joseph in fulfillment of the prophecy.’
    • ‘Any temporary happiness soon wears away in the old cycle of fulfillment of desire.’
    • ‘To give thanks for fulfillment of a desire, a community meal is frequently prepared.’
    • ‘This is an ideal way to start a life of togetherness for fulfillment of one's desires and dare say this is a golden getaway.’
    • ‘Each soul who holds this one office will either move that goal towards or away from its ultimate fulfillment.’
    • ‘The notion of muckraking journalism as an aphrodisiac seems like mere pundit wish fulfillment.’
    • ‘Angeline had been the fulfillment of her dreams, and Gretchen her first disappointment.’
    achievement, accomplishment, realization, realizing, fulfilment, fulfilling, effecting, completion, consummation
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    1. 1.1Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one's potential.
      ‘she did not believe that marriage was the key to happiness and fulfilment’
      • ‘The Bible distinguishes joy from pleasure, and it also warns that self-indulgent pleasure-seeking does not lead to happiness and fulfilment.’
      • ‘They are seeking fulfillment in career pursuits as well as in their family life.’
      • ‘I told her that she should try to seek fulfillment through her social life.’
      • ‘Even more surprisingly, they were understood to have a right to sexual fulfillment.’
      • ‘Out of it all, one basic truth emerges: Personal fulfillment is the true measure of success.’
      • ‘In her never-ending quest for spiritual fulfillment she's in danger of running out of positions to adopt.’
      • ‘Success and failure hinge on achieving personal artistic fulfillment and public acclaim.’
      • ‘Does Anna believe that an algorithmic approach to her sexual fulfillment is really going to work?’
      • ‘Certainly the myopia of focusing on oneself and one's own happiness, fulfillment, or satisfaction alone is detrimental to any relationship.’
      • ‘Usually the phrase ‘Follow your bliss’ refers to true happiness, joy and fulfillment.’
      • ‘You find happiness and fulfillment in relationships and warmth in family situations.’
      • ‘Pride is perhaps one of the only barriers to their emotional fulfillment.’
      • ‘He expressed the hope that they would reach the highest points of their chosen paths and that they would find happiness and fulfilment in their lives.’
      • ‘We have to be able to get along with each other and co-exist to attain real fulfillment.’
      • ‘Women tend to consider extramarital unions for emotional fulfillment rather than for recreational sex.’
      • ‘It may be difficult to work out, but the fact is that for most people a healthy child would be perhaps the result of an unwanted pregnancy but, nonetheless, a source of joy, fulfilment and happiness within the family unit.’
      • ‘His journey towards personal fulfillment is one with which many readers will identify.’
      • ‘We are conscious too of where we stand on the scale of contentedness or satisfaction or fulfilment or plain happiness.’
      • ‘The protagonist, Janie Crawford, begins a quest for romance but achieves spiritual fulfillment.’
      • ‘The timeless principles set forth in this program apply to everyone who seeks fulfillment.’
      happiness, delight, joy, gladness, rapture, glee, satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, contentment, contentedness, enjoyment, amusement
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  • 2The meeting of a requirement, condition, or need.

    ‘the fulfilment of statutory requirements’
    • ‘Whether fire burns, and whether I exercise my freedom, are also alike in that each depends on the fulfillment of certain conditions.’
    • ‘Margin is a financial guarantee required to ensure fulfillment of contract obligations.’
    • ‘All were volunteers participating in exchange for partial fulfilment of a course requirement.’
    • ‘A proposition's being true is therefore logically connected with the fulfillment of those conditions.’
    • ‘It advocates a system to ensure the payment of award wages, the fulfilment of a legal requirement.’
    • ‘An escrow refers to money put into the custody of a third party for delivery to a grantee only after the fulfillment of the conditions specified.’
    • ‘Moreover, statistics regarding the fulfillment of wage obligations cover only the state sector.’
    • ‘A total of 16 first-year psychology students participated for partial fulfillment of course requirements.’
    • ‘What is the result of a Hindu marriage solemnised without fulfillment of the above mentioned necessary conditions?’
    • ‘For the technical requirements like phytosanitary fulfillments, the solution for Zambia would be to seek ways of building capacity so that potential exporters to that market meet these.’
    • ‘Participation was in partial fulfillment of a course requirement.’
    • ‘In fact the 2 July meeting did not recommend immediate introduction of screening, notwithstanding the fulfilment of the previous conditions.’
    • ‘In short, access to Police Complaints Authority files is a necessary condition to the fulfilment of the obligations of the commission.’
    • ‘A student, however, concerned over fulfillment of the graduation requirements, would not have time to even contemplate deviating from the course material.’
    • ‘The government uses its legal powers to ensure the fulfillment of moral requirements, while the media can use public opinion to propagate the right, and expose the bad sides of popular behaviour.’
    • ‘It is unlikely that fulfillment of these criteria and conditions can be accomplished in less than 48 hours.’
    • ‘The problem in both cases is that no condition can ever be met without the fulfillment of a preceding condition.’
    • ‘And where a regulatory power is given for the purpose of policing the fulfilment of prescribed conditions, it is natural to infer a mandatory duty in other cases.’
    • ‘But active participation of the workers in the march of science is subject to fulfilment of very definite social conditions.’
    • ‘There was a notable difference between the boys and girls in their responses to the eighth statement, regarding fulfillment of foreign language requirements.’
    1. 2.1The performance of a duty or role as required, pledged, or expected.
      ‘the need to eliminate excess by the security forces in fulfilment of their duties’
      • ‘Disability is a complex concept that signifies limitations in the actual fulfillment of socially defined roles and tasks expected of an adult in a sociocultural environment.’
      • ‘We are fighting now in fulfillment of the highest duty and obligation which we undertook when we came to Trotsky and the Russian Opposition 25 years ago.’
      • ‘The fulfillment of this role came with the inauguration of the United Irishwomen during mid-May 1910.’
      • ‘Yet, his pilgrimage is valid and counts as fulfillment of the duty required of all Muslims who are able to make the journey.’
      • ‘The answer is that they can do so when the powers and obligations of a state are based on a social contract in which citizens delegate powers to the state and expect in exchange fulfilment of certain duties by it.’
      • ‘The past year has been a significant one for AUSA in terms of performance metrics and mission fulfillment.’
      • ‘Is the special risk of injury a relevant consideration in determining the precautions which the employer should take in fulfilment of the duty of care which he owes to the workman?…’
      • ‘Now the management is avoiding fulfilment of its duties toward the workers and unfairly dragging out the negotiations, he claimed.’
      • ‘Well, the Department of Health…… as though, by the enactment by Parliament of legislation, a State is taking steps in fulfilment of a duty of care.’
      • ‘That statement should set in motion the procedures under the Agreement of April 2003 and the above-mentioned legislation in fulfilment of the pledges made by the Government.’
      • ‘And they made strides in reversing their reputations for mangling customer service and order fulfillment.’
      • ‘The constant and faithful fulfillment of duty also stands out for me as characteristic of Baptist spiritual life.’
      • ‘Order fulfillment will need to be accomplished faster to satisfy shorter lead times.’
      • ‘Compensation will be given to ‘community volunteers’ in the form of a monthly allowance payable upon fulfilment of the performance required.’
      • ‘Role-responsibility refers to the performance or fulfillment of the duties attached to a person's social role.’
      • ‘Finally, many Australians still felt filial ties to the mother country, so that it would, on the one hand, be the proper fulfilment of duty to aid Britain, and on the other, it would be a chance to gain recognition and approval for Australia.’
      • ‘But we always made fulfillment of the pledges contingent upon the Magnificent 40's approval of a new and plausible business plan.’
      • ‘The principal and ultimate goal of command and control is to ensure the fulfillment of set tasks under any circumstances.’
      • ‘Begin by examining your board's current fulfillment of the above duties.’
      • ‘Those measures affect his fulfilment of his role as a representative, but are not penal beyond that.’
      carrying out, execution, discharge, conducting, conduct, effecting, accomplishment, achievement, completion, fulfilment, dispatch, implementation
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