WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ful•fill•ment  (fŏŏl filmənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or state of fulfilling:to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  2. the state or quality of being fulfilled;
    completion;
    realization:a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
  3. Communications, Businessthe process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
Also,  ful•filment. 
  • fulfill + -ment 1765–75

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ful•fill or  ful•fil /fʊlˈfɪl/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -filled, -fill•ing or -fil•ling. 
  1. to carry out or bring to realization:The dream of a world without war is yet to be fulfilled.
  2. to perform or do, such as duty;
    obey or follow, such as commands:ability to fulfill the job.
  3. to satisfy (requirements, needs, obligations, etc.):That book will fulfill a long-felt need.
  4. [+ oneself] to develop the full potential of (oneself).
ful•fill•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ful•fill  (fŏŏl fil),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise.
  2. to perform or do, as duty;
    obey or follow, as commands.
  3. to satisfy (requirements, obligations, etc.):a book that fulfills a long-felt need.
  4. to bring to an end;
    finish or complete, as a period of time:He felt that life was over when one had fulfilled his threescore years and ten.
  5. to develop the full potential of (usually used reflexively):She realized that she could never fulfill herself in such work.
Also,  fulfil.  ful•filler, n. 
  • Middle English fulfillen, Old English fulfyllan. See full1, fill bef. 1000
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged accomplish, achieve, complete, realize.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged execute, discharge, observe.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged meet, answer, fill, comply with.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged end, terminate, conclude.

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