ful·fill / foŏlˈfil/ (Brit. ful·fil) • v. 1. bring to completion or reality; achieve or realize (something desired, promised, or predicted): he wouldn't be able to fulfill his ambition to visit Naples. ∎ (fulfill oneself) gain happiness or satisfaction by fully developing one's abilities or character. ∎ archaic complete (a period of time or piece of work).2. carry out (a task, duty, or role) as required, pledged, or expected: some officials were dismissed because they could not fulfill their duties. ∎ satisfy or meet (a requirement or condition): goods must fulfill three basic conditions.DERIVATIVES: ful·fill·a·ble adj.ful·fill·er n.