Definition of fulfilment in English:

fulfilment

(US fulfillment)

noun

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

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

    ‘the fulfilment of statutory requirements’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A total of 16 first-year psychology students participated for partial fulfillment of course requirements.’
    • ‘In short, access to Police Complaints Authority files is a necessary condition to the fulfilment of the obligations of the commission.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The problem in both cases is that no condition can ever be met without the fulfillment of a preceding condition.’
    • ‘Participation was in partial fulfillment of a course requirement.’
    • ‘There was a notable difference between the boys and girls in their responses to the eighth statement, regarding fulfillment of foreign language requirements.’
    • ‘But active participation of the workers in the march of science is subject to fulfilment of very definite social conditions.’
    • ‘In fact the 2 July meeting did not recommend immediate introduction of screening, notwithstanding the fulfilment of the previous conditions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What is the result of a Hindu marriage solemnised without fulfillment of the above mentioned necessary 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.’
    • ‘All were volunteers participating in exchange for partial fulfilment of a course requirement.’
    • ‘It is unlikely that fulfillment of these criteria and conditions can be accomplished in less than 48 hours.’
    • ‘Margin is a financial guarantee required to ensure fulfillment of contract obligations.’
    • ‘Whether fire burns, and whether I exercise my freedom, are also alike in that each depends on the fulfillment of certain conditions.’
    • ‘A proposition's being true is therefore logically connected with the fulfillment of those conditions.’
    • ‘A student, however, concerned over fulfillment of the graduation requirements, would not have time to even contemplate deviating from the course material.’
    • ‘Moreover, statistics regarding the fulfillment of wage obligations cover only the state sector.’
    1. 2.1 The 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’
      • ‘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?…’
      • ‘Compensation will be given to ‘community volunteers’ in the form of a monthly allowance payable upon fulfilment of the performance required.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Order fulfillment will need to be accomplished faster to satisfy shorter lead times.’
      • ‘Yet, his pilgrimage is valid and counts as fulfillment of the duty required of all Muslims who are able to make the journey.’
      • ‘And they made strides in reversing their reputations for mangling customer service and order fulfillment.’
      • ‘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 past year has been a significant one for AUSA in terms of performance metrics and mission fulfillment.’
      • ‘Begin by examining your board's current fulfillment of the above 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.’
      • ‘The principal and ultimate goal of command and control is to ensure the fulfillment of set tasks under any circumstances.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The constant and faithful fulfillment of duty also stands out for me as characteristic of Baptist spiritual life.’
      • ‘Role-responsibility refers to the performance or fulfillment of the duties attached to a person's social role.’
      • ‘But we always made fulfillment of the pledges contingent upon the Magnificent 40's approval of a new and plausible business plan.’
      • ‘The fulfillment of this role came with the inauguration of the United Irishwomen during mid-May 1910.’
      • ‘Now the management is avoiding fulfilment of its duties toward the workers and unfairly dragging out the negotiations, he claimed.’
      • ‘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, dispatch, implementation
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    2. 2.2 The packing and dispatch of a customer's order by a retailer.
      ‘technology solutions for e-commerce order fulfilment’
      as modifier ‘the online store will distribute orders from eight UK fulfilment centres’

Pronunciation

fulfilment

/fʊlˈfɪlmənt/