accomplish [uh-kom-plish] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of accomplish 1350–1400; Middle English, earlier accomplice Middle French accompliss-, stem of acomplir, equivalent to a- ac- + complir ≪ Latin complēre to fill; see complete, -ish2 Related formsac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveac·com·plish·er, nounpre·ac·com·plish, verb (used with object)un·ac·com·plish·a·ble, adjectiveCan be confusedaccomplice accomplishSynonyms for accomplish 1. complete, fulfill; execute, effect. Synonym study 1. See do1. Examples from the Web for unaccomplishable Historical Examples of unaccomplishable
And at these visions of theirs we have mocked, and held them for idle and vain, unreal and unaccomplishable.
In one brief year and a half I had lived my life, dreamed the undreamable, accomplished the unaccomplishable.
British Dictionary definitions for unaccomplishable accomplish verb (tr)
- to manage to do; achieve
- to conclude successfully; complete
Derived Formsaccomplishable, adjectiveaccomplisher, nounWord Origin for accomplish C14: from Old French acomplir to complete, ultimately from Latin complēre to fill up. See complete Word Origin and History for unaccomplishable accomplish 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.