WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ful•fil  (f&oobreve;l fil), 
v.t., -filled, -fil•ling.


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
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]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fulfil, US fulfill /fʊlˈfɪl/ vb ( -fils) ( US -fills, -filling, -filled)(transitive)
  1. to bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, promise, etc)
  2. to carry out or execute (a request, etc)
  3. to conform with or satisfy (regulations, demands, etc)
  4. to finish or reach the end of
  5. fulfil oneselfto achieve one's potential or desires
Etymology: Old English fulfyllan

fulˈfilment, US fulˈfillment n

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