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.
- to manage to do; achieve
- to conclude successfully; complete
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.