Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) achieve or realize something, carry out a duty
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    • fulfill a dream/engagement/obligation
  • Analysis
    Both 'fulfil' and 'fulfill' are different spellings of the same word. To 'fulfil' something means to carry it our or to achieve it. If you 'fulfil' a dream, for example, you realise the dream and make it come true. You can 'fulfil an obligation' by carrying out something you have agreed to do. This verb is used more in formal speech than in social situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Claire is saving up so that one day she can fulfill her ambition of travelling across India.
    2. The chairwoman made sure that she fulfilled all her duties before stepping down from her role.
    3. He was a good player, but injuries meant that he never got the chance to truly fulfill his potential.
    4. Tom said that climbing Everest was the fulfillment of a life-long dream.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Ongoing professional development training is key to helping employees fulfil their potential within our company.
    2. It should only take a couple of hours to fulfil the order. I'll get on it straight away.
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