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accomplished


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accomplished  \Ac*com"plished\,  a. 
  1.  Completed;  effected;  established;  as  an  accomplished 
  fact 
 
  2.  Complete  in  acquirements  as  the  result  usually  of 
  training;  --  commonly  in  a  good  sense  as  an  accomplished 
  scholar,  an  accomplished  villain. 
 
  They  .  .  .  show  themselves  accomplished  bees. 
  --Holland. 
 
  Daughter  of  God  and  man,  accomplished  Eve.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accomplish  \Ac*com"plish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Accomplished}, 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Accomplishing}.]  [OE.  acomplissen  OF 
  accomplir  F.  accomplir  L.  ad  +  complere  to  fill  up 
  complete.  See  {Complete},  {Finish}.] 
  1.  To  complete,  as  time  or  distance. 
 
  That  He  would  accomplish  seventy  years  in  the 
  desolations  of  Jerusalem.  --Dan.  ix  2. 
 
  He  had  accomplished  half  a  league  or  more 
  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  an  issue  of  full  success;  to  effect;  to 
  perform;  to  execute  fully;  to  fulfill;  as  to  accomplish  a 
  design,  an  object,  a  promise. 
 
  This  that  is  written  must  yet  be  accomplished  in  me 
  --Luke  xxii. 
  37. 
 
  3.  To  equip  or  furnish  thoroughly;  hence  to  complete  in 
  acquirements;  to  render  accomplished;  to  polish. 
 
  The  armorers  accomplishing  the  knights.  --Shak. 
 
  It  [the  moon]  is  fully  accomplished  for  all  those 
  ends  to  which  Providence  did  appoint  it  --Wilkins. 
 
  These  qualities  .  .  .  go  to  accomplish  a  perfect 
  woman.  --Cowden 
  Clarke. 
 
  4.  To  gain;  to  obtain.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  do  perform;  fulfill;  realize;  effect;  effectuate; 
  complete;  consummate;  execute;  achieve;  perfect;  equip; 
  furnish. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Accomplish},  {Effect},  {Execute},  {Achieve}, 
  {Perform}.  These  words  agree  in  the  general  idea  of 
  carrying  out  to  some  end  proposed.  To  accomplish  (to 
  fill  up  to  the  measure  of  the  intention)  generally 
  implies  perseverance  and  skill;  as  to  accomplish  a 
  plan  proposed  by  one's  self  an  object,  a  design,  an 
  undertaking.  ``Thou  shalt  accomplish  my  desire.''  --1 
  Kings  v.  9. 
 
  He  .  .  .  expressed  his  desire  to  see  a  union 
  accomplished  between  England  and  Scotland. 
  --Macaulay. 
  To  effect  (to  work  out)  is  much  like  accomplish.  It 
  usually  implies  some  degree  of  difficulty  contended 
  with  as  he  effected  or  accomplished  what  he 
  intended,  his  purpose,  but  little.  ``What  he  decreed, 
  he  effected.''  --Milton. 
 
  To  work  in  close  design  by  fraud  or  guile  What 
  force  effected  not  --Milton. 
  To  execute  (to  follow  out  to  the  end  to  carry  out  or 
  into  effect)  implies  a  set  mode  of  operation;  as  to 
  execute  the  laws  or  the  orders  of  another;  to  execute 
  a  work  a  purpose,  design,  plan  project.  To  perform 
  is  much  like  to  do  though  less  generally  applied.  It 
  conveys  a  notion  of  protracted  and  methodical  effort; 
  as  to  perform  a  mission,  a  part  a  task,  a  work 
  ``Thou  canst  best  perform  that  office.''  --Milton. 
 
  The  Saints,  like  stars,  around  his  seat  Perform 
  their  courses  still  --Keble. 
  To  achieve  (to  come  to  the  end  or  arrive  at  one's 
  purpose)  usually  implies  some  enterprise  or 
  undertaking  of  importance,  difficulty,  and  excellence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accomplished 
  adj  1:  highly  skilled;  "an  accomplished  pianist";  "a  complete 
  musician"  [syn:  {complete}] 
  2:  successfully  completed  or  brought  to  an  end  "his  mission 
  accomplished  he  took  a  vacation";  "the  completed  project"; 
  "the  joy  of  a  realized  ambition  overcame  him"  [syn:  {completed}, 
  {realized}] 
  3:  settled  securely  and  unconditionally;  "that  smoking  causes 
  health  problems  is  an  accomplished  fact"  [syn:  {effected}, 
  {established}] 




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