Definition of Accomplish

1. Verb. Put in effect. "He actioned the operation"

2. Verb. To gain with effort. "She achieved her goal despite setbacks"

Definition of Accomplish

1. v. t. To complete, as time or distance.

Definition of Accomplish

1. Verb. (transitive) To finish successfully. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To complete, as time or distance. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to '''accomplish''' a design, an object, a promise. ¹

4. Verb. (context: transitive archaic) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish. ¹

5. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To gain; to obtain. - Shakespeare ¹

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Definition of Accomplish

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Accomplish

1. 1. To complete, as time or distance. "That He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem." (Dan. Ix. 2) "He had accomplished half a league or more." (Prescott) 2. To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise. "This that is written must yet be accomplished in me." (Luke xxii. 37) 3. To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish. "The armorers accomplishing the knights." (Shak) "It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those ends to which Providence did appoint it." (Wilkins) "These qualities . . . Go to accomplish a perfect woman." (Cowden Clarke) 4. To gain; to obtain. Synonym: To do, perform, fulfill, realize, effect, effectuate, complete, consummate, execute, achieve, perfect, equip, furnish. To Accomplish, Effect, Execute, Achieve, Perform. These words agree in the general idea of carrying out to some end proposed. To accomplish (to fill up to the measure of the intention) generally implies perseverance and skill; as, to accomplish a plan proposed by one's self, an object, a design, an undertaking. "Thou shalt accomplish my desire." "He . . . Expressed his desire to see a union accomplished between England and Scotland." (Macaulay) To effect (to work out) is much like accomplish. It usually implies some degree of difficulty contended with; as, he effected or accomplished what he intended, his purpose, but little. "What he decreed, he effected." "To work in close design by fraud or guile What force effected not." (Milton) To execute (to follow out to the end, to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of operation; as, to execute the laws or the orders of another; to execute a work, a purpose, design, plan, project. To perform is much like to do, though less generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted and methodical effort; as, to perform a mission, a part, a task, a work. "Thou canst best perform that office." "The Saints, like stars, around his seat Perform their courses still." (Keble) To achieve (to come to the end or arrive at one's purpose) usually implies some enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty, and excellence. Origin: OE. Acomplissen, OF. Accomplir, F. Accomplir; L. Ad + complere to fill up, complete. See Complete, Finish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Accomplish

accompanying vein
accompanying vein of hypoglossal nerve
accomplish (current term)
accomplished fact

Literary usage of Accomplish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... any one with ears to hear may catch pregnant hints of what poetry possessed by this inspiration can accomplish, and therefore will accomplish; ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... to accomplish the same purpose, evidently regarding a compliance with the requirement that "the vessel must be closed" as an indispensable condition. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and the more help he may need to accomplish the task. When he h:is made some earnest efforts in this matter, the priest is to lend his assistance to ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"I will, therefore, mention the most necessary precautions. The following are of the first importance : 1. Keep the microtome perfectly clean To accomplish ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... dangers of your life, and made your enemies your foot-stool, will spare your precious life, till you accomplish the glorious work reserv'd for you, ..."

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