Wortformen:fulfills, fulfilling, fulfilledregional note: in BRIT, also use fulfil
1. transitive verb
If you fulfill
something such as a promise, dream
, or hope
, you do what you said
or hoped you would do.
President Kaunda fulfilled his promise of announcing a date for the referendum.
2. transitive verb
Without them you will not be able to fulfill the tasks you have before you.
3. transitive verb
If something fulfills
you, or if you fulfill yourself
, you feel happy
and satisfied with what you are doing or with what you have achieved.
The war was the biggest thing in her life and nothing after that quite fulfilled her.
She has courageously continued to lead a fulfilled life.
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