complete

Complete means that something is finished, or has all of its necessary parts. When the mechanic hands you your keys, you hope that the work on your car is complete, and he hasn't left out a few important pieces of your engine.

Complete can be used as an adjective to describe something that is whole or finished, like a complete turkey dinner, which includes not only the bird, but also the stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Another way to use complete is as a verb meaning to make something whole. Adding candles completes the birthday cake.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: complete

1
adjv
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
come or bring to a finish or an end
2
adj
highly skilled
3
adj
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: complete
1

adj perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

“a complete gentleman”
Synonyms:
consummate
perfect
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

adj 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”
Synonyms
whole
including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete
absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
accomplished, completed, realised, realized
successfully completed or brought to an end
all
completely given to or absorbed by
all-or-none, all-or-nothing
occurring completely or not occurring at all
all-out, full-scale
using all available resources
allover
covering the entire surface
clean
thorough and without qualification
completed
caught
dead, utter
complete
exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoing
performed comprehensively and completely
fleshed out, full-clad
given substance or detail; completed
full, total
complete in extent or degree and in every particular
full-blown
having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness
full-dress
complete in every respect
good
thorough
hearty
without reservation
self-contained
constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
sound
thorough
stand-alone
capable of operating independently
comprehensive
including all or everything
Antonyms:
incomplete, uncomplete
not complete or total; not completed
fractional
constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety
broken
lacking a part or parts
half
partial
neither
not either; not one or the other
partial
being or affecting only a part; not total
rudimentary
being in the earliest stages of development
sketchy, unelaborated
giving only major points; lacking completeness
uncompleted
not caught or not caught within bounds
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adj having come or been brought to a conclusion

“the harvesting was complete
Synonyms:
all over, concluded, ended, over, terminated
finished
ended or brought to an end

v come or bring to a finish or an end

“She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree”
Synonyms:
finish
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close
finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
top, top off
finish up or conclude
clear up, finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, polish off, wrap up
finish a task completely
see through
remain with until completion
finish out, round out
fill out
carry out, follow out, follow through, follow up, go through, implement, put through
pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect
cap off
finish or complete, as with some decisive action
adhere
follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
get over
to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end
run
carry out
consummate
make perfect; bring to perfection
consummate
fulfill sexually
do, perform
get (something) done
discharge, dispatch
complete or carry out
Type of:
end, terminate
bring to an end or halt

v complete or carry out

Synonyms:
discharge, dispatch
Type of:
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect

v complete a pass

Synonyms:
nail
Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

v write all the required information onto a form

Synonyms:
fill in, fill out, make out

v bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements

“A child would complete the family”
Type of:
fill, fill up, make full
make full, also in a metaphorical sense
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adj highly skilled

“a complete musician”
Synonyms:
accomplished
skilled
having or showing or requiring special skill
3

adj without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

“a complete coward”
Synonyms:
arrant, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter
unmitigated
not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier
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