Definition of fulfillment in US English:

fulfillment

(British fulfilment)

noun

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

    ‘winning the championship was the fulfillment of a childhood dream’
    • ‘To give thanks for fulfillment of a desire, a community meal is frequently prepared.’
    • ‘The notion of muckraking journalism as an aphrodisiac seems like mere pundit wish fulfillment.’
    • ‘Vulnerability is bad, fulfillment of desire is good, relationships are ever fraught.’
    • ‘Any temporary happiness soon wears away in the old cycle of fulfillment of desire.’
    • ‘Each soul who holds this one office will either move that goal towards or away from its ultimate fulfillment.’
    • ‘These include promises that attempt to create a climate for their own fulfilment, and promises that are more accurately described as hyperbole.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The necessary trust depends on benevolence to others, including strangers, honest dealing and fulfilment of promises entered into voluntarily.’
    • ‘"Is this the fulfillment of biblical prophecies? " asked an interviewer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And they are all bowing to Joseph in fulfillment of the prophecy.’
    • ‘And that's one of the keys to understanding the fulfillment of future prophecies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Angeline had been the fulfillment of her dreams, and Gretchen her first disappointment.’
    • ‘Copacabana sounds like a world invented by advertising executives, designed to awaken burning desires and promise of their fulfilment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘May my fasting and prayer become a time of growing intimacy with you as I await the fulfillment of your promises.’
    • ‘The prospect of a self-portrait is a wish fulfillment in more ways than one.’
    • ‘He represents the fulfillment of the dream that Janie has always had.’
    achievement, accomplishment, realization, realizing, fulfilment, fulfilling, effecting, completion, consummation
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    1. 1.1 Satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one's abilities or character.
      ‘she did not believe that marriage was the key to happiness and fulfillment’
      • ‘The timeless principles set forth in this program apply to everyone who seeks fulfillment.’
      • ‘Does Anna believe that an algorithmic approach to her sexual fulfillment is really going to work?’
      • ‘His journey towards personal fulfillment is one with which many readers will identify.’
      • ‘The protagonist, Janie Crawford, begins a quest for romance but achieves spiritual 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.’
      • ‘Usually the phrase ‘Follow your bliss’ refers to true happiness, joy and fulfillment.’
      • ‘Pride is perhaps one of the only barriers to their emotional fulfillment.’
      • ‘We have to be able to get along with each other and co-exist to attain real fulfillment.’
      • ‘Success and failure hinge on achieving personal artistic fulfillment and public acclaim.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Certainly the myopia of focusing on oneself and one's own happiness, fulfillment, or satisfaction alone is detrimental to any relationship.’
      • ‘I told her that she should try to seek fulfillment through her social life.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Even more surprisingly, they were understood to have a right to sexual fulfillment.’
      • ‘Women tend to consider extramarital unions for emotional fulfillment rather than for recreational sex.’
      • ‘We are conscious too of where we stand on the scale of contentedness or satisfaction or fulfilment or plain happiness.’
      • ‘The Bible distinguishes joy from pleasure, and it also warns that self-indulgent pleasure-seeking does not lead to happiness and fulfilment.’
      happiness, delight, joy, gladness, rapture, glee, satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, contentment, contentedness, enjoyment, amusement
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  • 2The meeting of a requirement or condition.

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

Pronunciation

fulfillment

/fʊlˈfɪlmənt//fo͝olˈfilmənt/