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
    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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    type of:

    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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    type of:

    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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