Ful·fill v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fulfilled p. pr. & vb. n. Fulfilling.] [Written also fulfil.]
1. To fill up; to make full or complete. [Obs.] “Fulfill her week”
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.
v 1: put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of
the people"; "He actioned the operation" [syn: carry
through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action,
2: fill or meet a want or need [syn: meet, satisfy, fill,
3: fulfil the requirements or expectations of [syn: satisfy,
fulfill, live up to] [ant: fall short of]
[also: fulfilling, fulfilled]