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com·plete

complete

 
 
pronunciation:
km plit
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: completer, completest
definition 1: lacking no necessary elements or parts.
A mechanic needs a complete set of auto wrenches.Without giving this information, the report is not complete.
synonyms:
comprehensive, entire, full, perfect, total, unabridged, whole
antonyms:
defective, deficient, partial
similar words:
aggregate, all, intact, integral, round, uncut, undivided
definition 2: finished or concluded, as a task.
When her task was finally complete, she made herself a cup of tea.
synonyms:
accomplished, concluded, done, finished, fulfilled
antonyms:
incomplete, unfinished
similar words:
achieved, ended
definition 3: absolute or thorough.
He worked hard to gain complete mastery of his subject before beginning to teach.Her parents have complete faith in her ability.
synonyms:
absolute, categorical, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, rank, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unmitigated, unqualified, utter
antonyms:
partial
similar words:
all-out, arrant, blank, broad, comprehensive, exhaustive, good, in-depth, plenary, positive, profound, radical, solid, sound, strict, unabridged, unbounded, unconditional, unequivocal, unlimited, unreserved
definition 4: in American football, denoting a forward pass that has been caught by its intended receiver.
The pass was complete, and the offense gains twenty yards.
antonyms:
incomplete
similar words:
consummate
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: completed, completes, completing
definition 1: to finish or conclude (something).
She completed the test in an hour.The plumber completed his work and wrote up his bill.When you have completed filling out the form, give it to the nurse.
synonyms:
close, conclude, do, end, finish, wrap up
antonyms:
begin
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, cap, clinch, complement, consummate, crown, culminate, dispose of, fulfill, make, mature, piece, polish off, settle, terminate
definition 2: to make whole or entire; add or constitute the final necessary part to (something).
The rare stamp from France completed his collection.She completed her wedding ensemble with a flowing veil.
synonyms:
consummate, perfect
similar words:
cap, complement, crown, enrich, fill in, fulfill, piece, replenish, round out, supplement
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derivations: completely (adv.), completeness (n.)
Word Builder: complete +
  • completely:
    all.
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