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fulfil

verb ( present participle fulfilling, past tense and past participle fulfilled) UK ( US fulfill)
 
 
/fʊlˈfɪl/
fulfil a duty/promise/responsibility, etc to do something that you have promised to do or that you are expected to do: He has failed to fulfil his duties as a father.Making and breaking promises and commitments
fulfil an ambition/dream/goal, etc to do something that you really wanted to do: She has finally fulfilled her childhood ambition to swim with dolphins.Succeeding, achieving and fulfillingTaking pleasure in something
fulfil a function/need/role, etc to do something that is necessary or useful: You seem to fulfil a very useful role in the organization.Performing a functionFunctioning
fulfil criteria/requirements/qualifications, etc to have all the qualities that are wanted or needed for something: You have to fulfil certain requirements to qualify for the competition.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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