consummate

Consummate means complete, finished, or masterful. If you refer to someone as a consummate chef, then you are saying he is the ultimate chef. If you say someone is a consummate jerk, then you are saying he is the ultimate jerk.

Consummate can be used to describe something good or bad: consummate joy, a consummate liar. To consummate means to bring something to completion, but it often refers specifically to making a marriage complete by having sexual relations. The adjective is pronounced KÄN-sə-mit, but the verb is pronounced KÄN-sə-māt.

Primary Meanings of consummate

1.
adjv
having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
make perfect; bring to perfection
2.
v
fulfill sexually
Full Definitions of consummate
1

adj having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

“a consummate artist”
consummate skill”
Synonyms:
masterful, masterly, virtuoso
skilled
having or showing or requiring special skill

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

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

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

“a consummate fool”
Synonyms:
arrant, complete, 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

v make perfect; bring to perfection

2

v fulfill sexually

consummate a marriage”
Type of:
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect

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