Meaning of “accomplish” in the English Dictionary

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"accomplish" in British English

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accomplishverb [ T ]

uk /əˈkʌm.plɪʃ/ us /əˈkɑːm.plɪʃ/

C1 to finish something successfully or to achieve something:

The students accomplished the task in less than ten minutes.
She accomplished such a lot during her visit.
I feel as if I've accomplished nothing since I left my job.

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  • You can actually accomplish a lot more by gentle persuasion.
  • If you are fit, the climb can be accomplished in less than three hours.
  • He believes you can accomplish a lot in a relatively short space of time.
  • New technology means that astronomers can accomplish in a single night what once took years.
  • The new coach told the press that he believed his team could accomplish great things.

(Definition of “accomplish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accomplish" in American English

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accomplishverb [ T ]

us /əˈkɑm·plɪʃ/

to do or finish something successfully; achieve something:

On retiring from the Congress, he said he had accomplished everything he set out to do.

(Definition of “accomplish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)