Accomplish Definition

accomplished, accomplishes
accomplished, accomplishes
To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
American Heritage
To do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance)
Webster's New World
To make complete; perfect.
Webster's New World
To complete, as time or distance.

Origin of Accomplish

  • Middle English accomplisshen from Old French acomplir acompliss- to complete a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) complir to complete (from Latin complēre to fill out complete)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Middle English acomplissen, from Old French acompliss-, present participle stem of acomplir (Modern French accomplir), from Latin ad + complere (“to fill up, to complete”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See also complete, finish.

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the late 14th century.

    From Wiktionary

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