Accomplish



to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; 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; perfect.
Contemporary Examples

We are going to decide what it is we can accomplish out of this debt-limit fight.
Paul Ryan Panders With a Threat to Take the Debt Ceiling Hostage, Again Jamelle Bouie December 15, 2013

He is heartfelt in what he wants to accomplish for the country.
Why Rick Santorum Is Surging With Women Voters Patricia Murphy February 25, 2012

Beyond the Brick, however, escapes condemnation as a glorified infomercial by broadening the scope of what it aims to accomplish.
How LEGO Conquered Hollywood 65 Years After Its Debut Kevin Fallon April 23, 2014

The main mistake Republicans make is that they actually think symbolic moves will accomplish the job here.
GOP Attracting Minorities? Michael Tomasky January 23, 2013

Both sides may feel they still have more to accomplish and that the formula for getting out of this mess hasn’t yet arisen.
Talk Like An Egyptian Hussein Ibish November 18, 2012

Historical Examples

This was all that Cauchon had been able to accomplish after more than two months’ labor.
Women of Medival France Pierce Butler

How the teams were to accomplish this, it was painful to consider.
Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia Thomas Mitchell

At its best, one is not more wonderful than the other, and both aim to accomplish the same end—the relief of human suffering.
The Untroubled Mind Herbert J. Hall

It is the aim of the present dissertation to accomplish this.
The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke

The fact is that it takes many generations of ardent minds to accomplish what at first each thinks himself capable of doing alone.
Wood-Carving George Jack

verb (transitive)
to manage to do; achieve
to conclude successfully; complete
v.

late 14c., from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir “to fulfill, fill up, complete” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *accomplere, from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + complere “fill up” (see complete (adj.)). Related: Accomplished; accomplishing.

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