Is there any difference between "to accomplish" and "to fulfil"?


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asked Apr 24 '11 at 23:56 coraliecinq Contributor

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You normally use 'fulfil' when you are completing something for another person or organisation, e.g. 'fulfil a requirement of study'.  The exception is that you'fulfil your dreams,' which is a common word grouping, or collocation.


You 'accomplish' something when you complete something for yourself, e.g. 'accomplish a goal.'  


Fulfil is more similar to 'satisfy'.  

link comment answered Apr 27 '11 at 13:53 Kimberly Expert

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