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Syllabification: ac·com·plish
Pronunciation: /əˈkämpliSH

Definition of accomplish in English:


[with object]
Achieve or complete successfully: the planes accomplished their mission
More example sentences
  • At a moment like that, we don't worry about anything else other than accomplishing our specific mission.
  • I have been feeling pretty tired this week, but have managed to accomplish a lot of stuff.
  • It's sailing history in the making and I find it amazing that she has managed to accomplish it.
fulfill, achieve, succeed in, realize, attain, manage, bring about/off, carry out/through, execute, effect, perform, do, discharge, complete, finish, consummate, conclude
informal pull off, nail
formal effectuate


late Middle English: from Old French acompliss-, lengthened stem of acomplir, based on Latin ad- 'to' + complere 'to complete'.

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