• WordNet 3.6
    • v fulfil fill or meet a want or need
    • v fulfil put in effect "carry out a task","execute the decision of the people","He actioned the operation"
    • v fulfil meet the requirements or expectations of
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fulfil To fill full; fill to the utmost capacity, as a vessel, a room, etc.
    • fulfil To make full or complete; fill the measure of; bring out or manifest fully.
    • fulfil To fill the requirements or purport of; carry out or into effect; bring to consummation; satisfy by performance: as, to fulfil a prayer or petition; to fulfil one's promises or the terms of a contract; the prophecy was fulfilled.
    • fulfil To carry on or out fully or completely; perform; execute: as, to fulfil the requirements of citizenship.
    • fulfil To fill out; carry on to the end; continue to the close; finish the course of: as, to fulfil an apprenticeship, a term of office, or (archaically) a period of time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Fulfil fool-fil′ to complete: to accomplish: to carry into effect
    • pr.p Fulfil fulfil′ling; pa.p. fulfilled′
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  • Glenda Jackson
    Glenda Jackson
    “Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.”
  • George E. Woodberry
    George E. Woodberry
    “It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found.”
  • Charles A. Garfield
    Charles A. Garfield
    “Peak performers see the ability to manage change as a necessity in fulfilling their missions.”
  • Robert Conklin
    Robert Conklin
    “People want riches; they need fulfillment.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”
  • Bible
    “Love is the fulfilling of the Law.”


In literature:

In the Book of Acts that promise is fulfilled.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The question therefore is: Can I get this wish of my heart fulfilled in Leipzig?
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
Such is at once the demand of Science upon Religion and the prophecy that it can and shall be fulfilled.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Fulfil your duty to your father's son.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
He was half afraid of a lingering memory that might jeopardize his plans, or, at least make their fulfilment more difficult.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The dream of his life, as he declared impetuously, was fulfilled.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Hospitality, in order to fulfill its mission of fellowship, must be genuine, sincere, and simple.
"Practical Ethics" by William DeWitt Hyde
After some dry weeds had been collected for fuel, Golah proceeded to fulfil his promise of giving them plenty of food.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
In very clear and deep sea-water this condition is approximately fulfilled, and hence the extraordinary darkness of such water.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
But the high-strung expectations were not fulfilled.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Does it fulfil the condition of Newton's First Rule of Philosophy?
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
He fulfils the divine intention.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Why then should she feel this strange gladness at the impossibility of its fulfilment?
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I shall insist upon the drawing of those papers, and the fulfillment of the stipulations I have directed.
"The Last Woman" by Ross Beeckman
This accident to my father was the fulfilment of the omen.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Thou hadst thy wishes; the conditions have been fulfilled, ay, to the letter.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
They soon attain to the perfection of their being, and fulfill the end of their creation.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Very literally, in a very fatal manner, that saying is here fulfilled.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
And how Burnside has fulfilled their expectations!
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
Her hopes of him had been anything but fulfilled.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

...For you,
I wish your dreams fulfilled.
The love you waited.
Hope renewed.
"Time" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Unto that work, which also they
Sincerely did fulfil,
Not shunning always to obey
His gracious holy will.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
He plots upon his bed
New mischiefs to fulfil
He sets his heart, and hand, and head,
To practise all that's ill.
"Psalm 36" by Isaac Watts
He plots upon his bed
New mischiefs to fulfil;
He sets his heart, and hand, and head,
To practice all that's ill.
"Psalm XXXVI: High in the Heav'ns" by Isaac Watts
His Father's honor touched his heart,
He pitied sinners' cries,
And, to fulfil a Savior's part,
Was made a sacrifice.
"Psalm 40 Part 2" by Isaac Watts
Ye angels, great in might,
And swift to do his will,
Bless ye the Lord, whose voice ye hear,
Whose pleasure ye fulfil.
"Psalm 103 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Baby Gets New Heart , Fulfills Mom's Only Christmas Wish.
Nicaraguan medical mission provides fulfillment.
When it comes to fulfilling a dream, not many people would place a working visit to Nicaragua at the top of their bucket list.
We've already established in part one why a trip to Tahiti is necessary to fulfill your life.
This California Notary training fulfills the state's six-hour education requirement for all new and renewing Notary commissions issued after July 1, 2005.
Everything that had been envisioned for the last several weeks played itself out Friday as the US men moved closer to fulfilling themselves defensively.
My husband is pressuring me to agree, since I'm seven months pregnant, and he's frustrated that I'm not fulfilling my "wifely" responsibilities.
Instead of bigger, faster, cheaper, Americans need a more fulfilling, satisfying kind of prosperity.
As we mentioned earlier, a growing number of Americans are turning or returning to orthodox faiths for spiritual fulfillment.
MCM Outlook 2012-13 Report: Ops & Fulfillment.
The state's attorney-general, a Democrat, points out that not all the beneficiaries seem to have fulfilled the constitution's requirement that they provide 30 days' notice of their intention to seek a pardon in a local newspaper.
Kip watches over the garden as it begins to fulfill its promise by Kip Anderson.
Fulfilling a promise made to hundreds of National Board Certified Teachers across the state, a bill providing additional payments passed the Legislature and was signed by the governor.
Better peak season fulfillment requires smarter seasonal workers.
Social media helps merchants improve product fulfillment, Aberdeen says.

In science:

This paper provides an introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), focused at bringing in newcomers who have to deal with a digital document project and are looking at the capacity that the TEI environment may have to fulfil his needs.
Questions & Answers for TEI Newcomers
Upon substituting this into (2.10) and taking the formulae of Sec. 4 of I into account we shall obtain an expression of the type (2.4) only if Eq. (I.4.14) is fulfilled.
A new view on superfluidity
It should be emphasized that we imply a single-phase system, but not a two-phase system in a first-order phase transition when Eq. (4.3) is fulfilled as well.
A new view on superfluidity
The names of the research methods represented in this graph are positioned according to their ability to produce results that fulfill the opposed requirements marked on the axes of the graph.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
Moreover, the PKI deployment is mainly done in Pakistan to fulfill security needs as 52% organizations implemented PKI to meet security requirements.
PKI Implementation Issues: A Comparative Study of Pakistan with some Asian Countries
With each error, the r isk that the software will not fulfill its intended purpose increases . Testing reduces that risk. We can use quality assurance processes to attempt to p revent defects from enter ing software but the only thing we can do to reduce the number of errors alread y presen t is to test it.
Mathematical Principles in Software Quality Engineering
VO partners have recognized that building a monolithic tool that attempts to fulfill all the requirements of all users is impractical, and it is a better use of resources to enable individual tools to work together better.
IVOA Architecture
The astronomical basis of timekeeping fulfills its social function even when it is not perfectly observed.
The Colloquium on Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation
Spherical mean-value tests in the one-group design is fulfilled in this design, X is spherically distributed.
Exact Multivariate Tests - A New Effective Principle of Controlled Model Choice
The null hypothesis can be fulfilled for any given projection matrix Q and any definition of hz is obtained for a distribution X that conhd .
Exact Multivariate Tests - A New Effective Principle of Controlled Model Choice
Suki 2012) between informationprocessing machinery by changing materials/architecture/mechanisms,--in response to environment fluctuations -- require functions associated with the ancestor to be fulfilled by its replacements.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
As a scaffold hosting random reactions, the field-organized system of nano-particles has potential to fulfill the requirements of distributed-control and kinetic assistance in topdown and bottom-up approaches, respectively, to the origins of life (c.f.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Then, a user profile is a set of descriptors including which a user envisage to fulfil in the system, how to do it, what is the type and the order of the obtained results and how they can be displayed.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries
A data is relevant if and only if it fulfils at least user preferences. Sometimes, to be relevant, a data must respect user context.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries
The obtained profile-driven materialized view contains only the part of the data warehouse which fulfils user hard preferences. In this case, when a user OLAP query is submitted on the data warehouse, the system deals with the materialized view instead of the whole data warehouse.
User Profile-Driven Data Warehouse Summary for Adaptive OLAP Queries