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  ( fulfils    3rd person present)   ( fulfills    3rd person present)   ( fulfilling    present participle)   ( fulfilled    past tense & past participle  ) , fulfill  
1       verb   If you fulfil something such as a promise, dream, or hope, you do what you said or hoped you would do.   (=carry out)  
President Kaunda fulfilled his promise of announcing a date for the referendum.      V n  
2       verb   To fulfil a task, role, or requirement means to do or be what is required, necessary, or expected.  
Without them you will not be able to fulfil the tasks you have before you...      V n  
All the necessary conditions were fulfilled.      V n  
3       verb   If something fulfils you, or if you fulfilyourself, you feel happy and satisfied with what you are doing or with what you have achieved.   (=satisfy)  
The war was the biggest thing in her life and nothing after that quite fulfilled her...      V n  
They don't like the idea that women can fulfil themselves without the assistance of a man.      V pron-refl  
  fulfilled      adj  
I feel more fulfilled doing this than I've ever done.     
  fulfilling      adj  
...a fulfilling career..., I found it all very fulfilling.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


accomplish, achieve, answer, bring to completion, carry out, complete, comply with, conclude, conform to, discharge, effect, execute, fill, finish, keep, meet, obey, observe, perfect, perform, realise, satisfy  
   disappoint, dissatisfy, fail in, fail to meet, fall short of, neglect  

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