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Definition of the verb fulfil

What does fulfil mean as a doing word?

Fulfil is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: fulfilled, fulfilling

  1. put in effect
  2. fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction
  3. meet the requirements or expectations of

Alternative definition of the verb fulfil


  1. [archaic] To fill up.
  2. To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
  3. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
  4. To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for fulfil

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Google previewProtection of socio-economic rights in Zimbabwe. A critical assessment of the domestic framework under the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe (2016)

by Ntandokayise Ndhlovu

The duty to fulfil is the most difficult ...

Google previewGlobal Justice, State Duties (2012)

The Extraterritorial Scope of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Law by Malcolm Langford

The extraterritorial obligations to respect and to protect are qualified as complementary and simultaneous obligations; the extraterritorial obligation to fulfil is a subsidiary obligation. The latter is primarily incumbent on those States that are in a ...

Google previewGnomes in the Fog (2012)

The Reception of Brouwer’s Intuitionism in the 1920s by Dennis E. Hesseling

The only criterion which an axiom system has to fulfil is that of consistency. The consistency proof is given on the so-called meta-mathematical level, in which contentual reasonings are used.

Google previewKnowledge, Science and Relativism (1999)

by P. K. Feyerabend, John Preston

This is because a necessary condition which every observation statement must fulfil is that it should be derivable from the theory it should test. We will now discuss the last two claims in order. First, the de facto stability of ordinary language, if it ...

Google previewReform Options for the EU Own Resources System (2008)

by Friedrich Heinemann, Philipp Mohl, Steffen Osterloh

Integration Compatibility One further political feature the system of own resources has to fulfil is that it has to be compatible with European integration. This request has two aspects: First, on the level of politics, the financing of the EU shall ...

Google previewThe Liar Speaks the Truth (1993)

A Defense of the Revision Theory of Truth by Aladdin Mahmūd Yaqūb

For even when they do function as predicates, the rôle which these terms essentially fulfil is that of assertion or negation signs. The material content of a sentence s which implicitly or explicitly ascribes truth to a statement p, may differ from the ...

Google previewCommissioned to Teach

Fulfil means a drawing out and filling up of them"; ( Chrysostom).

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FULFIL, or FULFILL, v. fail f il' [from full, and fill]: to complete or carry into effect; to perform what is promised, expected, or foretold; to bring to pass; to answer, as a purpose or design. FULFIL'LING, imp.: N. accomplishment; completion.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood

leisten, to comply with one's duty, to perform what one is required, to fulfil. — Kiittn. " Thei ben false and traiterous and las ten nogt that thei bihoten." — Sir Jno. Mandeville. The same sequence is shown in E. wear, ...

Google previewA Pocket Dictionary of the Holy Bible (1829)

by Archibald Alexander

To fulfil a promise, threatening, or prophecy, is to do what is promised, threatened , or foretold, Matt. xxiv. 34. To fulfil a law, or command, or will, is to obey it, Rom. xiii. 8. To fulfil requests and desires, is to grant the things desired, Psal. xx. 4,5.

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1960)

by John R. Clark Hall, Herbert Dean Meritt

fullest- fullest take to flight, escape completely, tulltorSlan to fulfil, NC291, RWH 138». tulltrem-ed, -edlic perfect, CP. adv. -lice fully, perfectly, completely, Bl. ['full- fremed(ly)'] tulltremednes f . perfection, ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of English Etymology (1993)

by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat

cut, to; complere, to- fulfil ; see complete (below). complement. (L. ) L. complementum, that which completes. — L. complert (below). complete, perfect.

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Quotes about fulfil

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret. (Kahlil Gibran)
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Scrabble value of F4U1L1F4I1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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