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English adjective: complete

1. complete having every necessary or normal part or component or step

SamplesA complete meal.
A complete wardrobe.
A complete set of the Britannica.
A complete set of china.
A complete defeat.
A complete accounting.

Similarabsolute, accomplished, all, all-or-none, all-or-nothing, all-out, allover, clean, completed, completed, dead, downright, exhaustive, fleshed out, full, full-blown, full-clad, full-dress, full-scale, good, hearty, out-and-out, rank, realised, realized, right-down, self-contained, sheer, sound, stand-alone, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, utter

See alsocomprehensive, whole


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

2. complete perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

SamplesA complete gentleman.
Consummate happiness.
A consummate performance.




3. complete highly skilled

SamplesAn accomplished pianist.
A complete musician.




4. complete without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

SamplesAn arrant fool.
A complete coward.
A consummate fool.
A double-dyed villain.
Gross negligence.
A perfect idiot.
Pure folly.
What a sodding mess.
Stark staring mad.
A thoroughgoing villain.
Utter nonsense.
The unadulterated truth.

Synonymsarrant, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter



5. complete having come or been brought to a conclusion

SamplesThe harvesting was complete.
The affair is over, ended, finished.
The abruptly terminated interview.

Synonymsall over, concluded, ended, over, terminated



English verb: complete

1. complete (change) come or bring to a finish or an end

SamplesHe 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.

ExamplesThey won't complete the story


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

Narrower (hyponym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry out, carry through, clear up, close, execute, finish off, finish out, finish up, follow out, follow through, follow up, fulfil, fulfill, get through, go through, implement, mop up, polish off, put through, round out, see through, top, top off, wrap up

2. complete (change) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

SamplesA child would complete the family.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

3. complete (social) complete or carry out

SamplesDischarge one's duties.

Synonymsdischarge, dispatch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

4. complete (competition) complete a pass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categoryfootball, football game

5. complete (communication) write all the required information onto a form

SamplesFill out this questionnaire, please!.
Make out a form.

Synonymsfill in, fill out, make out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Entailget down, put down, set down, write down

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