- to manage to do; achieve
- to conclude successfully; complete
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•plish /əˈkɑmplɪʃ/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to bring to a successful conclusion or end;
achieve:The pilot accomplished his mission.
ac•com•plish (ə kom′plish),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to bring to its goal or conclusion;
finish:to accomplish one's mission.
- to complete (a distance or period of time):to have accomplished the age of 70; We accomplished the journey in little more than an hour.
- [Archaic.]to provide polish to;
- Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent. to a- ac- + complir
Latin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2
- Middle English, earlier accomplice 1350–1400
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged complete, fulfill;
execute, effect. See do 1.
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əˈkʌm-/ vb (transitive)
'accomplish' also found in these entries:
abort - accomplished - accomplishment - ace - achieve - active - affect - afford - arduous - attain - attempt - backhand - bacon - battle - bird - bluster - bring - busy - carry - carry out - come - compass - complete - comply - confect - conspiracy - consummate - cost - crash - cream - dash - diligence - diligent - discomfit - do - double-talk - drive - duck soup - easiness - effect - effective - effectuate - efficiency - effort - errand - essay - execute - expedite - expendable - fake