[kəm'pliːt] or [kəm'plit]
(verb.) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; 'A child would complete the family'.
(verb.) come or bring to a finish or an end; 'He finished the dishes'; 'She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree'; 'The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours'.
(verb.) write all the required information onto a form; 'fill out this questionnaire, please!'; 'make out a form'.
(verb.) complete a pass.
(adj.) having every necessary or normal part or component or step; 'a complete meal'; 'a complete wardrobe'; 'a complete set of the Britannica'; 'a complete set of china'; 'a complete defeat'; 'a complete accounting' .
(adj.) having come or been brought to a conclusion; 'the harvesting was complete'; 'the affair is over, ended, finished'; 'the abruptly terminated interview' .
(adj.) perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; 'a complete gentleman'; 'consummate happiness'; 'a consummate performance' .
Inputed by Heinrich--From WordNet
(a.) Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
(a.) Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
(a.) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
(v. t.) To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Perfect, full, thorough, consummate, clean, not deficient.. Total, entire, whole, undivided, unbroken, undiminished, unimpaired, integral.. Completed, finished, concluded, consummated, ended.
v. a. . Finish, perfect, consummate, accomplish, achieve, perform, effect, effectuate, execute, terminate, end, conclude, bring to a close, give the finishing touch to, put the finishing hand to, put the seal to.. Fulfil, realize, come up to, bring to pass.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Full, perfect, finished, adequate, entire, consummate, total, exhaustive,thorough, accomplished
ANT:Incomplete, partial, imperfect, unfinished, inadequate
Checked by Lanny
adj. free from deficiency: perfect: finished: entire.—v.t. to finish: to make perfect or entire: to accomplish.—adjs. Complēt′able; Complēt′ed.—adv. Complete′ly.—ns. Complete′ness the state of being complete; Complē′tion the act of completing: the state of being complete: fulfilment.—adjs. Complēt′ive; Complēt′ory fulfilling: completing.
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- Resolved, as your discriminating good sense perceives, that if you was to have a sap--pur--IZE, it should be a complete one! Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- No, I can safely say, I have no pleasure so complete, so unalloyed. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- To complete her confusion, she saw Belle nudge Annie, and both glance from her to Laurie, who, she was happy to see, looked unusually boyish and shy. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- With a real box for the letters, and all complete,' said the Honourable Mr. Crushton. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- But gradually the sense of complete subjugation came over her, and she wondered languidly what had made her feel so uneasy and excited. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- She had her queer, radiant, breathless manner, as if confused by the actual world, unreal to it, having a complete bright world of her self alone. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- As yet the enemy had made no move, so Justinian had plenty of time to complete his defensive preparations. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- The product is shipped out as soon as it is completed. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Till the Mounds is down and this business completed, you're accountable for all the property, recollect. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- This accident caused some delay, but the other tubes were in the meantime progressing, and the completed bridge was opened for public traffic on the 21st of October, 1850. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- It was the only good thing I had done, and the only completed thing I had done, since I was first apprised of my great expectations. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Byllesby and the late Luther Stieringer, was completed and in operation within six weeks after the placing of the order. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Of course, we all remember how the battery was completed and put on the market. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- In 1815 reconstruction was begun, and completed in 1827. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- It circled (owing to the guys of one wing being loose) to the right, completing two circles and beginning a third as it advanced; so that the whole course had the form of a spiral. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- Completing his resemblance to a man who was sitting for his portrait, Mr. Lorry dropped off to sleep. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- Any activity with an aim implies a distinction between an earlier incomplete phase and later completing phase; it implies also intermediate steps. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- The little sum is nearly made up; and I have the means of completing it, if my last reserves of life fail me sooner than I expect. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- There she was, busy at work in the breakfast-parlour, of which the housemaid was completing the arrangement and dusting. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- It avoided the continuous stretch on the thread of the jenny by first completing the thread and then winding it. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The arrangement for completing the circuit will be more clearly understood by reference to the accompanying diagram. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- The pendulum of the controlling clock, in swinging to either side, makes a brief contact, which completes the circuit of a galvanic battery, and thus sends a current to the controlled clock. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The plate is then returned to the engraving department, which completes the work, burnishing darks, engraving highlights, removing slight imperfections and otherwise perfecting the plate. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- For there is nothing in the outcome which completes or fulfills what went before it. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- When it is brown, he dives again and produces butter, with which he completes his work. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
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