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English verb: fulfill

1. fulfill (creation) put in effect


SamplesCarry out a task.
Execute the decision of the people.
He actioned the operation.


Synonymsaccomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)complete, effect, effectuate, finish, set up


Narrower (hyponym)complete, consummate, consummate, discharge, dispatch, do, get over, perform, run


Verb groupcarry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, go through, implement, put through

2. fulfill (stative) meet the requirements or expectations of


Synonymsfulfil, live up to, satisfy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conform to, fit, meet


Narrower (hyponym)answer, cover, do, serve, suffice


Antonymsfall short of

3. fulfill (consumption) fill or meet a want or need


Synonymsfill, fulfil, meet, satisfy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)allay, answer, appease, assuage, feed on, feed upon, quell, quench, slake, stay









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