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English verb: fulfil

1. fulfil (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, fulfill

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. fulfil (consumption) fill or meet a want or need

Synonymsfill, fulfill, 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

3. fulfil (stative) meet the requirements or expectations of

Synonymsfulfill, 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

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