[ verb ] put in effect


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

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The remainder of the cast fulfilled its assignments no more_than satisfactorily just as the old production and limited stage_direction proved only serviceable .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

The old established independent art_schools try their best to fulfill their obligations .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

The degree of circumstance , the ratio of memory to forgetfulness , determines whether a dream will be a recognized , fulfilled prevision , or the vaguely , effective source of the weird deja_vu feeling .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

La^utner , for his part , `` belonged_to the present-day race of small artists , who do not demand the utmost of themselves '' , and the bitter description of the type includes such epithets as `` wretched little poseurs '' , the devastating indictment `` they do not know how to be wretched decently and in_order '' , and the somewhat extreme prophecy , so_far not fulfilled : `` They will be destroyed '' .

[ verb ] fulfil the requirements or expectations of

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The flavor of Baltimore 's Florida_Grapefruit_League news ripened considerably late today when the Orioles were advised that Ron_Hansen has fulfilled his obligations under the Army 's military training_program and is ready for belated spring_training .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

This something leads to a conception of an over-all Social Plan with a meaning interpretable in_terms_of ultimate ends ; for_example , a plan that fulfills the will of God , which advances the Kingdom_of_God , which involves social life as part of the Grand Design .

[ verb ] fill or meet a want or need


meet satisfy fill fulfil

Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

Presumably a cocktail_party is expected to fulfill the host 's desire to get_together a number of people who are inadequately acquainted and thereby arrange for bringing the level of acquaintance up to adequacy for future cooperative endeavors .

(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

A prototype which fulfills the requirements was developed and thoroughly tested .