accomplish

To accomplish something is to get it done. People usually accomplish things that are sources of pride — like goals or records. But people accomplish immoral acts as well — like scandals or cons.

The verb accomplish also means to bring about or put into effect. The CEO stood before the employees and outlined all she expected to be accomplished in the next year. She ended her speech by saying, "If we are to accomplish this, we must all work together — and work hard — but the rewards if we succeed will be great both for the company and for those that work here. Thank you for your efforts!"

Primary Meanings of accomplish

1.
v
gain with effort
2.
v
put in effect
Full Definitions of accomplish
1

v gain with effort

Synonyms:
achieve, attain, reach
Types:
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score
get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
get to, make, progress to, reach
reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
begin
achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative
come to, strike
attain
culminate
reach the highest or most decisive point
compass
bring about; accomplish
average
achieve or reach on average
finagle, manage, wangle
achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
test
achieve a certain score or rating on a test
Type of:
bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win
attain success or reach a desired goal
2

v put in effect

Synonyms:
action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
carry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, go through, implement, put through
pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
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get over
to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end
run
carry out
consummate
make perfect; bring to perfection
consummate
fulfill sexually
do, perform
get (something) done
complete, discharge, dispatch
complete or carry out
overachieve
perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected
turn
accomplish by rotating
underachieve, underperform
perform less well or with less success than expected
misdo
do wrongly or improperly
do one's best, give full measure, give one's best, go all out
perform a task as well as possible
ply
apply oneself diligently
Type of:
complete, finish
come or bring to a finish or an end
effect, effectuate, set up
produce

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