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.

Definitions of complete
  1. adjective
    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
  2. adjective
    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, overarching
    including all or everything
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    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
    skeletal, sketchy, unelaborated
    giving only major points; lacking completeness
    uncompleted
    not caught or not caught within bounds
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  3. adjective
    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
  4. verb
    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
  5. verb
    complete or carry out
  6. verb
    complete a pass
    synonyms: nail
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    play
    participate in games or sport
  7. verb
    write all the required information onto a form
    synonyms: fill in, fill out, make out
  8. verb
    bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    “A child would complete the family”
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    fill, fill up, make full
    make full, also in a metaphorical sense
  9. adjective
    highly skilled
    “a complete musician”
    synonyms: accomplished
    skilled
    having or showing or requiring special skill
  10. adjective
    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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