Ful*fill" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fulfilled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fulfilling.] [OE. fulfillen, fulfullen, AS. fulfyllan; ful full + fyllan to fill. See Full, a., and Fill, v. t.] [Written also fulfil.]

1.

To fill up; to make full or complete.

[>Obs.] "Fulfill her week"

Gen. xxix. 27.

Suffer thou that the children be fulfilled first, for it is not good to take the bread of children and give to hounds. Wyclif (Mark vii. 27).

2.

To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.

He will, fulfill the desire of them fear him. Ps. cxlv. 199.

Here Nature seems fulfilled in all her ends. Milton.

Servants must their masters' minds fulfill. Shak.

 

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