fool-fil' (male; pleroo, teleo, with other words):

"Fulfill" is used

(1) in a sense more or less obsolete, "to fill up," complete (Genesis 29:21,28; Exodus 23:26; Job 36:17, the Revised Version (British and American) "full," margin "filled up"; Matthew 3:15, "to fulfill all righteousness"; Philippians 2:2, "Fulfil ye my joy," the American Standard Revised Version "make full"; compare 2 Corinthians 10:6);

(2) in the sense of "to accomplish," "to carry into effect," as to fulfill the word of Yahweh (1 Kings 2:27; 8:15,24; 2 Chronicles 36:21, etc.); in the New Testament very frequently used of the fulfillment of prophetic Scripture (Matthew 1:22; 2:15, etc.). Love is declared to be "the fulfillment (pleroma, "fullness") of the law" (Romans 13:10). For "fulfill" the Revised Version (British and American) has "do" (Revelation 17:17); for "fulfilled" has "performed" (2 Samuel 14:22), "accomplished" (Ezra 1:1; Matthew 5:18; 24:34; Luke 21:32; John 19:28), with numerous other changes.

W. L. Walker

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FULFIL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.