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consummate

con·sum·mate

consummate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kan s meIt
inflections: consummated, consummates, consummating
definition 1: to bring to perfection or fulfillment; complete.
They consummated their triumph with a victory parade.
synonyms:
cap, complete, conclude, crown
similar words:
close, culminate, finish, fulfill, perfect, wind up
definition 2: to complete (a marriage) by the first act of sexual intercourse.
similar words:
affirm, confirm, culminate, fulfill, realize, validate
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: kan s miht
definition 1: perfect; complete.
a consummate replica of the Mona Lisa
synonyms:
faultless, flawless, perfect
similar words:
absolute, complete, excellent, first-rate, immaculate, superb, superlative, thorough, top-drawer, topflight, topnotch
definition 2: supremely skilled.
a consummate actor
synonyms:
accomplished, expert, finished, great, master
antonyms:
crude
similar words:
adept, excellent, faultless, first-rate, flawless, masterful, matchless, perfect, proficient, skilled, superb, superlative, topflight, topnotch, ultimate
definition 3: of the highest order or degree.
With consummate ineptitude, the surgeon sewed the patient's severed finger on backwards.
synonyms:
complete, supreme, ultimate, utter
similar words:
absolute, best, great, main, matchless, maximum, perfect, thorough, total, unmitigated
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derivations: consummately (adj.), consummative (adj.), consummatory (adj.), consummator (n.)
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