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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kom-plish]
    • /əˈkɒm plɪʃ/
    • /əˈkʌm.plɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kom-plish]
    • /əˈkɒm plɪʃ/

Definitions of accomplish word

  • verb accomplish If you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it. 3
  • verb accomplish to manage to do; achieve 3
  • verb accomplish to conclude successfully; complete 3
  • verb transitive accomplish to do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance) 3
  • verb transitive accomplish to make complete; perfect 3
  • verb with object accomplish to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish: to accomplish one's mission. 1

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Origin of accomplish

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English, earlier accomplice < Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent to a- ac- + complir ≪ Latin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2

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Parts of speech for Accomplish


accomplish popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accomplish usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accomplish

verb accomplish

  • do — Informal. a burst of frenzied activity; action; commotion.
  • finish — to bring (something) to an end or to completion; complete: to finish a novel; to finish breakfast.
  • score — the record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or match.
  • conclude — If you conclude that something is true, you decide that it is true using the facts you know as a basis.
  • perform — to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles.

Antonyms for accomplish

verb accomplish

  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • commence — When something commences or you commence it, it begins.
  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • nullify — to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract.
  • relinquish — to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.

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