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fulfil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfulfilful‧fil British English, fulfill American English /fʊlˈfɪl/ ●●○ W3 verb (fulfilled, fulfilling) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SATISFIEDif you fulfil a hope, wish, or aim, you achieve the thing that you hoped for, wished for etc 🔊 Visiting Disneyland has fulfilled a boyhood dream. 🔊 Being deaf hasn’t stopped Karen fulfilling her ambition to be a hairdresser. 🔊 It was then that the organization finally began to fulfill the hopes of its founders.fulfil an aim/a goal/an objective 🔊 an analysis of how different countries are attempting to fulfill their political goals2 to do or provide what is necessary or neededfulfil a role/duty/function etc 🔊 A good police officer is not fulfilling his role if he neglects this vital aspect.fulfil a requirement/condition/obligation etc 🔊 Britain was accused of failing to fulfil its obligations under the EU Treaty. 🔊 Much of the electrical equipment failed to fulfill safety requirements. 🔊 There is little doubt that the scheme fulfils a need for our community.3 fulfil a promise/pledge etc4 fulfil your potential/promise5 SATISFIEDif your work fulfils you, it makes you feel satisfied because you are using all your skills, qualities etc6 fulfil yourself7 fulfil a prophesy→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fulfilNow, however, he realized that those dreams were just fantasies and could never be fulfilled.In the ROTC program, students fulfill a service commitment after college, in return for a scholarship from the Army or Navy.Schools should fulfill the needs of poorer children, giving them a chance in society.But what conditions must be fulfilled for such references to be significant?Eisenhower finally fulfilled his campaign pledge to end the war in Korea.The general did not have confidence that the Fourth Fleet would be able to fulfil its mission.And fulfilling such purpose is a source of self-esteem.I expect that he will do his part to fulfil the agreement between us and him.You must give more detailed answers if you are to fulfil the examiner's expectations.Those who did not fulfil their clients' wishes lost income.Fairclough has fulfilled this role quite admirably.fulfilled ... dreamIf only I'd had one of them, it seems I could have had success, fulfilled my dreams.Instead, it was the skinny younger brother who blossomed and then fulfilled that dream.fulfil a role/duty/function etcIn his pragmatic search for a partner to fulfil a role, love and happiness were secondary considerations.If the monarchy is perceived as fulfilling a function, then royalty have a job to do.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfulfilful‧fil /fʊlˈfɪl/ British English, fulfill American English verb (past tense and past participle fulfilled, present participle fulfilling) [transitive]1if a hope, promise etc is fulfilled, the thing that you had hoped for, promised etc happens or is doneOur aim is to fulfill our clients’ wishes as efficiently as possible.She is striving to fulfil her ambition to be a fashion designer.2fulfil an orderMARKETINGMANUFACTURING to supply the things that have been ordereda UK company that acquires goods from a Belgian supplier to fulfil an order from a German customer3fulfil a contractLAW to do the things that a contract says you must doThe seller can fulfil his contract only by delivery of 500 tons of grain from the specified cargo.The company is struggling to fulfill its contracts.4fulfil a condition/specification/requirement etcCOMMERCE to reach a standard that is necessary, especially one that has been officially decidedMuch of the electrical equipment failed to fulfill safety requirements.The rental contract sets out the conditions which the tenant is required to fulfil.5fulfil a need/requirementCOMMERCE to provide something that someone needsThe service will run initially for three months but may become permanent if it fulfils a need.It is essential that the agency only sends us applicants who fulfil our requirements.6fulfil a role/function/duty etc to do the things a person, organization, or machine must do or is expected to doHe fulfilled his role as manager very effectively.Robots fulfil many dull and tedious jobs on the production line.7fulfil an aim/objective/goal etc to achieve what you were hoping to doThe managers must decide on the policies and priorities that help the company to fulfil its aims.There are major goals which businesses fulfill such as maximising the return on capital.8if your work fulfils you, it makes you feel satisfied because you are using all your skills or qualitiesI have rarely seen a person so fulfilled by hiswork.fulfilled adjectiveI’m sure I’d feel more fulfilled if I had a job that involved working with people.fulfilling adjectiveBeing a doctor must be very fulfilling.9fulfil your potentialHUMAN RESOURCES to be as successful as you could possibly beWe are confident that the new sales manager will fulfil his potential.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
fulfil (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfulfil (BrE)
he, she, itfulfils (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfulfilled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fulfilled
he, she, ithas fulfilled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fulfilled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fulfil
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fulfilled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fulfilling
he, she, itis fulfilling
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you, we, theyare fulfilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas fulfilling
you, we, theywere fulfilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fulfilling
he, she, ithas been fulfilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fulfilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fulfilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fulfilling
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