Fulfill



[foo l-fil] /fʊlˈfɪl/

verb (used with object)
1.
to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
2.
to perform or do, as duty; obey or follow, as commands.
3.
to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.):
a book that fulfills a long-felt need.
4.
to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time:
He felt that life was over when one had fulfilled his threescore years and ten.
5.
to develop the full potential of (usually used reflexively):
She realized that she could never fulfill herself in such work.
v.

Old English fullfyllan “fill up, make full,” from full + fyllan (see fill, which is ultimately from the root of full). Used early of prophecy and perhaps a translation of Latin implere, adimplere. Related: Fulfilled; fulfilling.

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