- First attested in the early 15th century.
- (completes, perfects, equips): First attested around 1600.
- accomplish + -ment
- Borrowed from French accomplissement, from accomplir
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkɒm.plɪʃ.mənt/, /ə.ˈkʌm.plɪʃ.mənt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ə.ˈkɑm.plɪʃ.mənt/
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- The act of accomplishing; completion; fulfilment.
- the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc
- That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training.
- Something accomplished; an achievement.
- Increasing sales by 20% in the last quarter was seen as a major accomplishment for the business.
- (grammar, semantics) The lexical aspect (aktionsart) of verbs or predicates that change over time until a natural end point.
- 1997, Robert van Valin and Randy LaPolla, Syntax, page 183-84:
- Thus it is attested that some children have taken an accomplishment verb like disappear, which does not have a causative counterpart, and used it as a causative accomplishment in sentences like He disappeared it, i.e. ‘He made it disappear.’
the act of accomplishing
that which completes
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