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English definition of “fulfil”

fulfil

verb [T] (MAKE HAPPEN) (-ll-) (US usually fulfill)     /fʊlˈfɪl/
C1 to do something that is expected, hoped for, or promised, or to cause it to happen: A school fails if it does not fulfil the needs/requirements of its pupils. At the age of 45, she finally fulfilled her ambition to run a marathon. Zoos fulfil an important function in the protection of rare species. He has failed to fulfil his duties as a father. We're looking for a very specific sort of person and this woman seems to fulfil all of our criteria. So did the course fulfil all your expectations? We're suing our suppliers for failing to fulfil their contract.Causing things to happenSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of fulfil verb (MAKE HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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