While preparing a writeup, I went through this small problem. I want to make it short, and writing the whole phrase is making it look like a 'big' sentence. Is there a possibility of using a single word for "Living up to"? For example:

___ the expectations

___ the requirements

or something similar.

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Also, consider fulfill:

  1. b : to meet the requirements of (a business order)
  • To fulfill the requirements.
  • To fulfill the expectations.

There are some other words in this thread, such as "satisfy the criteria", that could apply to your case.

  • I think "fulfill" best fits the sense of "live up to". In contrast, "meeting" requirements or expectations may mean doing just well enough to get by.
    – recognizer
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 17:43
  • Yeah, I guess the fact "to fulfill" is described as "to meet" kinda tricked me. I'll delete it and leave it up to the OP to decide which he/she likes better.
    – Yay
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 17:53
  • Yes, fulfill suits best. but I was looking for something which sounds a bit different and unique. I want to make my statement look even more stronger.
    – Prati
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 4:44
  • to meet the expectations

  • to meet the requirements


You could consider using satisfy which means:

Adequately meet or comply with (a condition, obligation, or demand)

[Oxford Online Dictionary]

To satisfy the requirement(s) is more idiomatic than to satisfy the expectation(s) and the Ngram Viewer shows the former is more broadly used than to fulfill the requirement(s).

In terms of expectation(s), the Ngram Viewer shows to meet and to fulfill are more broadly used than to satisfy.


Perhaps 'achieved', especially if you change the rest of it to 'the objectives'

  • reach ( living up to - goes for getting somewhere you desire and you want to get)

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