Definition of accomplish in US English:

accomplish

verb

[with object]
  • 1Achieve or complete successfully.

    ‘the planes accomplished their mission’
    • ‘Critical reading shows us not only the way our literature affects us, but also how it accomplishes this effect.’
    • ‘In the past, large crews on our ships were the keystones to accomplishing their missions.’
    • ‘There are two main components to accomplishing any task: knowing what to do, and being motivated to do it.’
    • ‘They did not agree, however, on the most effective means for accomplishing this.’
    • ‘The two rulers of the Kingdoms of Italy and Naples would not succeed in accomplishing those goals either.’
    • ‘They are dedicated to accomplishing the missions they were called to perform.’
    • ‘At a moment like that, we don't worry about anything else other than accomplishing our specific mission.’
    • ‘This exhibit accomplishes the impossible - it makes thinking about voting methods fun.’
    • ‘I should have gotten an award for accomplishing such impossible tasks in such a short period of time.’
    • ‘She accomplishes the tour de force of making us forget in what language this play is supposed to be, for she transcends locality.’
    • ‘In my view a change of leadership would give them a better chance of accomplishing it.’
    • ‘I have been feeling pretty tired this week, but have managed to accomplish a lot of stuff.’
    • ‘We all know that we have a great team this year, and we are on the verge of accomplishing something very special.’
    • ‘It's sailing history in the making and I find it amazing that she has managed to accomplish it.’
    • ‘It is a ‘how to do it’ study, a guide to accomplishing objectives and attaining them efficiently.’
    • ‘The question suggests a blindness to the fact that sportswomen around the world are accomplishing remarkable feats.’
    • ‘This third phase ended a year later, without accomplishing any of its objectives.’
    • ‘He spent twenty years in the Senate without accomplishing anything of significance.’
    • ‘In the end, he accomplishes his mission, at the cost of shattering his own health and psyche.’
    • ‘So you have an institution that is accomplishing the opposite of what's intended.’
    fulfil, achieve, succeed in, realize, attain, manage, bring about, bring off, carry out, carry off, carry through, execute, conduct, effect, fix, engineer, perform, do, perpetrate, discharge, complete, finish, consummate, conclude
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    1. 1.1SE Asian Fill in (a form)
      ‘once this form has been accomplished, the applicant needs to secure supporting documents’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French acompliss-, lengthened stem of acomplir, based on Latin ad- ‘to’ + complere ‘to complete’.

Pronunciation

accomplish

/əˈkämpliSH//əˈkɑmplɪʃ/