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    Let's say A orders a product from B and B sends it to him. What word best describes what B did with the order? He fulfilled, performed, executed the order? Is there a more fitting word?

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    Hi,

    Fulfill is the best and off the top of my head I can't actually think of a better one.

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    Default Re: Order

    I ordered a book from Amazon. Amazon completed my order. Amazon sent me the book.

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    Default Re: Order

    You can ship an order.

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    Default Re: Order

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can ship an order.
    Yes, but I am looking for a more general term. (One can also process an order.) "Fulfill" will have to do.

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    Default Re: Order

    Hi,

    As I said, 'fulfill' is the best and arguably the only one in this context. Why are you looking for a general term for the clear cut series of actions you described?

    Rgds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    As I said, 'fulfill' is the best and arguably the only one in this context. Why are you looking for a general term for the clear cut series of actions you described?

    Rgds
    Because I'm translating a text in which "fulfill" is used.

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    Hi,

    You asked if there was a more fitting word. Believe me there isn't. Any other word will in my opinion only detract from the sentences.

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    Handled?

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