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 for accomplish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accomplish \Ac*com"plish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accomplished,
     p. pr. & vb. n. Accomplishing.] [OE. acomplissen, OF.
     accomplir, F. accomplir; L. ad + complere to fill up,
     complete. See Complete, Finish.]
     1. To complete, as time or distance.
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              That He would accomplish seventy years in the
              desolations of Jerusalem.             --Dan. ix. 2.
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              He had accomplished half a league or more.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     2. To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to
        perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a
        design, an object, a promise.
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              This that is written must yet be accomplished in me.
                                                    --Luke xxii.
                                                    37.
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     3. To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in
        acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
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              The armorers accomplishing the knights. --Shak.
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              It [the moon] is fully accomplished for all those
              ends to which Providence did appoint it. --Wilkins.
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              These qualities . . . go to accomplish a perfect
              woman.                                --Cowden
                                                    Clarke.
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     4. To gain; to obtain. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Syn: To do; perform; fulfill; realize; effect; effectuate;
          complete; consummate; execute; achieve; perfect; equip;
          furnish.
  
     Usage: To Accomplish, Effect, Execute, Achieve,
            Perform. These words agree in the general idea of
            carrying out to some end proposed. To accomplish (to
            fill up to the measure of the intention) generally
            implies perseverance and skill; as, to accomplish a
            plan proposed by one's self, an object, a design, an
            undertaking. "Thou shalt accomplish my desire." --1
            Kings v. 9.
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                  He . . . expressed his desire to see a union
                  accomplished between England and Scotland.
                                                    --Macaulay.
            [1913 Webster] To effect (to work out) is much like
            accomplish. It usually implies some degree of
            difficulty contended with; as, he effected or
            accomplished what he intended, his purpose, but
            little. "What he decreed, he effected." --Milton.
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                  To work in close design by fraud or guile
                  What force effected not.          --Milton.
            [1913 Webster] To execute (to follow out to the end,
            to carry out, or into effect) implies a set mode of
            operation; as, to execute the laws or the orders of
            another; to execute a work, a purpose, design, plan,
            project. To perform is much like to do, though less
            generally applied. It conveys a notion of protracted
            and methodical effort; as, to perform a mission, a
            part, a task, a work. "Thou canst best perform that
            office." --Milton.
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                  The Saints, like stars, around his seat
                  Perform their courses still.      --Keble.
            [1913 Webster] To achieve (to come to the end or
            arrive at one's purpose) usually implies some
            enterprise or undertaking of importance, difficulty,
            and excellence.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  accomplish
      v 1: put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of
           the people"; "He actioned the operation" [syn: carry
           through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action,
           fulfill, fulfil]
      2: to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
         [syn: achieve, accomplish, attain, reach]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "accomplish":
     achieve, act, approach, arrive, arrive at, arrive in, attain,
     attain to, be productive, be received, blow in, bob up,
     bring about, bring into being, bring off, bring through,
     bring to completion, bring to fruition, bring to pass, carry off,
     carry out, carry through, cause, check in, clock in, come, come in,
     come to, come to hand, commit, compass, complete, conclude,
     conduct, consummate, cope with, crown with success, cut, deal with,
     discharge, dispatch, dispose of, do, do the job, do the trick,
     do to, effect, effectuate, eke out, enact, end, engineer, execute,
     fetch, fetch up at, fill in, fill out, find, finish, fulfill, gain,
     get by, get in, get there, get to, go and do, hack, handle, hit,
     hit town, industrialize, inflict, knock off, make, make good,
     make it, make up, manage, mass-produce, mature, overproduce, pay,
     perform, perpetrate, piece out, polish off, pop up, produce,
     pull in, pull off, punch in, put across, put away, put over,
     put through, reach, realize, refill, render, replenish, ring in,
     roll in, round out, score, show up, sign in, succeed, swing,
     take and do, take care of, time in, top off, transact,
     turn the trick, turn up, up and do, volume-produce, win, wind up,
     work, work out, wreak
  
  

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