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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.
comprehensive, entire, full, perfect, total, unabridged, whole
defective, deficient, partial
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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.
accomplished, concluded, done, finished, fulfilled
incomplete, unfinished
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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.
absolute, categorical, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, rank, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unmitigated, unqualified, utter
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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.
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adverb + (adj.)complete from
(adj.)complete + noun absence, ban, bike, breakdown, chaos, collapse, confidence, control, copy, count, coverage, darkness, description, destruction, disaster, disregard, failure, freedom, guide, idiot, independence, kit, lack, list, listing, meal, opposite, overhaul, package, picture, recording, recovery, remission, removal, reversal, sequence, set, shock, silence, skeleton, stop, stranger, surprise, understanding, withdrawal, works [See all][See only the most frequent]
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: completes, completing, completed
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.[verb + gerund ]
close, conclude, do, end, finish, wrap up
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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.
consummate, perfect
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cap, complement, crown, enrich, fill in, fulfill, piece, replenish, round out, supplement
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adverb + (v.)complete approximately, partially, recently, successfully
(v.)complete + nounHelp acquisition, assessment, assignment, audit, bachelor's, checklist, circuit, consent, construction, course, cycle, degree, dissertation, doctorate, draft, drawing, evaluation, examination, exercise, form, grade, graduate, homework, instrument, internship, interview, inventory, investigation, journey, marathon, merger, mission, packet, painting, paperwork, pass, phase, project, purchase, questionnaire, rating, rep, requirement, residency, round, scale, semester, sentence, session, study, survey, sweep, task, training, transaction, transformation, transition, undergraduate, year [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: completely (adv.), completeness (n.)
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The word complete contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
ple, plen, plet Latin root that means fill up, fulfill