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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulfill  \Ful*fill"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fulfilled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Fulfilling}.]  [OE.  fulfillen,  fulfullen  AS 
  fulfyllan  ful  full  +  fyllan  to  fill.  See  {Full},  a.,  and 
  {Fill},  v.  t.]  [Written  also  {fulfil.}] 
  1.  To  fill  up  to  make  full  or  complete.  [>Obs.]  ``Fulfill 
  her  week''  --Gen.  xxix.  27. 
 
  Suffer  thou  that  the  children  be  fulfilled  first 
  for  it  is  not  good  to  take  the  bread  of  children  and 
  give  to  hounds.  --Wyclif  (Mark 
  vii.  27). 
 
  2.  To  accomplish  or  carry  into  effect,  as  an  intention, 
  promise,  or  prophecy,  a  desire,  prayer,  or  requirement, 
  etc.;  to  complete  by  performance;  to  answer  the 
  requisitions  of  to  bring  to  pass,  as  a  purpose  or  design; 
  to  effectuate. 
 
  He  will  fulfill  the  desire  of  them  fear  him  --Ps. 
  cxlv.  199. 
 
  Here  Nature  seems  fulfilled  in  all  her  ends 
  --Milton. 
 
  Servants  must  their  masters'  minds  fulfill.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fulfil 
  v  1:  carry  out  a  task  [syn:  {carry  through},  {accomplish},  {execute}, 
  {carry  out},  {fulfill}] 
  2:  fill  or  meet  a  want  or  need  [syn:  {meet},  {satisfy},  {fill}, 
  {fulfill}] 
  3:  fulfil  the  requirements  or  expectations  of  [syn:  {satisfy}, 
  {fulfill},  {live  up  to}]  [ant:  {fall  short  of}] 




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