Definition of accomplish in English:



  • Achieve or complete successfully.

    ‘the planes accomplished their mission’
    • ‘In my view a change of leadership would give them a better chance of accomplishing it.’
    • ‘There are two main components to accomplishing any task: knowing what to do, and being motivated to do it.’
    • ‘This third phase ended a year later, without accomplishing any of its objectives.’
    • ‘We all know that we have a great team this year, and we are on the verge of accomplishing something very special.’
    • ‘They are dedicated to accomplishing the missions they were called to perform.’
    • ‘I should have gotten an award for accomplishing such impossible tasks in such a short period of time.’
    • ‘It's sailing history in the making and I find it amazing that she has managed to accomplish it.’
    • ‘This exhibit accomplishes the impossible - it makes thinking about voting methods fun.’
    • ‘She accomplishes the tour de force of making us forget in what language this play is supposed to be, for she transcends locality.’
    • ‘I have been feeling pretty tired this week, but have managed to accomplish a lot of stuff.’
    • ‘In the past, large crews on our ships were the keystones to accomplishing their missions.’
    • ‘At a moment like that, we don't worry about anything else other than accomplishing our specific mission.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He spent twenty years in the Senate without accomplishing anything of significance.’
    • ‘The question suggests a blindness to the fact that sportswomen around the world are accomplishing remarkable feats.’
    • ‘It is a ‘how to do it’ study, a guide to accomplishing objectives and attaining them efficiently.’
    • ‘So you have an institution that is accomplishing the opposite of what's intended.’
    • ‘In the end, he accomplishes his mission, at the cost of shattering his own health and psyche.’
    • ‘Critical reading shows us not only the way our literature affects us, but also how it accomplishes this effect.’
    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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Late Middle English: from Old French acompliss-, lengthened stem of acomplir, based on Latin ad- to + complere to complete.