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  • First attested in the late 15th century, from accomplish +‎ -ed.



accomplished (comparative more accomplished, superlative most accomplished)

  1. Completed; effected; established.
    an accomplished fact
  2. Having many accomplishments, often as a result of study or training.
    an accomplished scholar, an accomplished villain
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      They . . . show themselves accomplished bees.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Daughter of God and man, accomplished Eve.
    • 2007, Keisha Clark, The Young Lady's Guide to Charm, Style & Femininity, →ISBN, page 82:
      Knowing this, makes all the difference in the world as to how you will be received as an accomplished young lady when you are presented to the world, and later presented to your Adam.
    • 1997, Giovanni Levi & ‎Jean-Claude Schmitt, A History of Young People in the West - Volume 1, →ISBN, page 36:
      The presence of the dog and hart further clarifies the meaning of these scenes: hunting was one of the ways in which an accomplished young man could assert himself.
    • 1967, Josiah Hazen Shinn, Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas, →ISBN, page 335:
      When Margaret Frances Desha returned to Batesville, the most accomplished woman of the town, she was wooed and won by William French Denton, a distinguished lawyer of Batesville, and a gift of Tennessee to Arkansas growth.
  3. Showing skill and artistry.
    an accomplished first novel




  1. simple past tense and past participle of accomplish