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FULFILL (fulfilled, fulfilling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fulfill mean? 

FULFILL (verb)
  The verb FULFILL has 3 senses:

1. put in effect
2. fulfil the requirements or expectations of
3. fill or meet a want or need

  Familiarity information: FULFILL used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FULFILL (verb)

Sense 1fulfill [BACK TO TOP]


Put in effect

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


fulfill; fulfil; carry through; carry out; accomplish; action; execute

Context examples:

carry out a task / execute the decision of the people / He actioned the operation

Hypernyms (to "fulfill" is one way to...):

complete; finish (come or bring to a finish or an end)

effect; effectuate; set up (produce)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fulfill"):

complete; discharge; dispatch (complete or carry out)

do; perform (get (something) done)

consummate (fulfill sexually)

consummate (make perfect; bring to perfection)

run (carry out)

get over (to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2fulfill [BACK TO TOP]


Fulfil the requirements or expectations of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


live up to; satisfy; fulfill; fulfil

Hypernyms (to "fulfill" is one way to...):

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fulfill"):

answer; do; serve; suffice (be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity)

cover (provide for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sense 3fulfill [BACK TO TOP]


Fill or meet a want or need

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


fulfil; fulfill; satisfy; meet; fill

Hypernyms (to "fulfill" is one way to...):

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fulfill"):

answer (be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of)

appease; quell; stay (overcome or allay)

feed on; feed upon (be sustained by)

allay; assuage; quench; slake (satisfy (thirst))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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