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Adjective: complete  kum'pleet
  1. 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"
  2. Perfect in every respect; having all necessary qualities
    "a complete gentleman";
    - consummate
  3. Highly skilled
    "a complete musician";
    - accomplished
  4. Without qualification; used informally as an (often pejorative) intensifier
    "a complete coward";
    - arrant, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated, rigorous
  5. Having come or been brought to a conclusion
    "the harvesting was complete";
    - concluded, ended, over, all over, terminated
Verb: complete  kum'pleet
  1. Come or bring to an end
    "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree";
    - finish
  2. Bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    "A child would complete the family"
  3. Carry out, fulfil
    "complete one's duties";
    - dispatch, discharge
  4. (football) complete a pass
    - nail [informal]
  5. Write all the required information onto a form
    "complete this questionnaire, please!";
    - fill out, fill in, make out

Derived forms: completing, completes, completed

See also: absolute, accomplished, all, all-or-none, all-or-nothing, all-out, allover, blank, clean, completed, completeness, comprehensive, dead, downright, down-the-line [informal], exhaustive, finished, full, full-blown, full-bore, full-dress, full-frontal, full-scale, good, hearty, in-depth, out-and-out, perfect, proper, rank, realised [Brit], realized, right-down, rigorous, self-contained, sheer, skilled, sound, stand-alone, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unmitigated, utter, whole

Type of: accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, end, execute, fill, fill up, fulfil [Brit, Cdn], fulfill [N. Amer], play, terminate

Antonym: uncomplete

Encyclopedia: Complete