from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fill up.
- v. To satisfy, carry out, bring to completion (an obligation, a requirement, etc.).
- v. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
- v. To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fill full; fill to the utmost capacity, as a vessel, a room, etc.
- To make full or complete; fill the measure of; bring out or manifest fully.
- To fill the requirements or purport of; carry out or into effect; bring to consummation; satisfy by performance: as, to fulfil a prayer or petition; to fulfil one's promises or the terms of a contract; the prophecy was fulfilled.
- To carry on or out fully or completely; perform; execute: as, to fulfil the requirements of citizenship.
- To fill out; carry on to the end; continue to the close; finish the course of: as, to fulfil an apprenticeship, a term of office, or (archaically) a period of time.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. meet the requirements or expectations of
- v. fill or meet a want or need
- v. put in effect
To silence this explication it will be sufficient to produce a few out of many passages of the New Testament where the term fulfil occurs in connexion with the term law.
The word fulfil, also, means sometimes to teach or inculcate, Co 1: 25.
The fact that this company had contracts to fulfil is beside the issue because the other mine owners had like obligations.
The minister can thus also personally care for the burial of the dead; and, in short, fulfil with solicitude and concern all the demands and obligations of his office as a priest, and in the care of souls.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 07 of 55 1588-1591 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Even a Reaganite says Bush didn’t fulfil is obligations.
Unlike the saga, it binds the conscience neither of teller nor of listener; its hero or heroine has no historical name or fame, either national or local; and being untrammelled either by history or probability, the one condition the tale is expected to fulfil is to end happily.
Mr Wade, who says he needs another term to fulfil his promise to turn Senegal into a developed nation, has heaped scorn both on opposition protests and those from abroad.
The only obligation a voter has to fulfil is to attend the polling station between 7am and
One ambition Janet now wants to fulfil is to "kick somebody's a*s" in an action movie.
Another Chinese condition which Dalai Lama has been finding difficult to fulfil is to declare that "Taiwan is an integral part of China".
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