What does accomplish mean?

accomplish meaning in General Dictionary

to perform as time or distance

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  • to gain with work
  • invest result
  • to perform, as time or length.
  • to create to a concern of full success; to effect; to perform; to perform fully; to fulfill; since, to complete a design, an item, a promise.
  • To provide or furnish thoroughly; thus, to complete in acquirements; to render achieved; to polish.
  • To gain; to have.

accomplish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from Old French acompliss-, current participle stem of acomplir "to meet, fill, total" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accomplere, from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + complere "fill up" (see full (adj.)). Related: achieved; accomplishing.

accomplish meaning in Business Dictionary

to perform or finish a task or goal. "He successfully surely could accomplish their goal of reading two publications last month, and ended up being even able to begin reading a third."

accomplish meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To perform, as time or length.

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  • (v. t.) To carry to a problem of complete success; to result; to do; to execute fully; to satisfy; because, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
  • (v. t.) To provide or furnish carefully; therefore, to accomplish in acquirements; to make accomplished; to polish.
  • (v. t.) To get; to get.

Sentence Examples with the word accomplish

Some reference has already been made to the fact that in every office which Mr Roosevelt held he constantly dwelt upon the truism, often forgotten or ignored, that no government can accomplish any permanent good unless its administrative and legislative officers are chosen and maintained for merit only.

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