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!"

Definitions of accomplish
  1. verb
    gain with effort
    synonyms: achieve, attain, reach
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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
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    bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win
    attain success or reach a desired goal
  2. verb
    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
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    complete, finish
    come or bring to a finish or an end
    effect, effectuate, set up
    produce
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