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Definition 1: bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements - [verb of change]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A child would complete the family

(complete is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 2: come or bring to a finish or an end - [verb of change]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He finished the dishes
  • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
  • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of complete ) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

(... is a kind of complete ) finish up or conclude

"They topped off their dinner with a cognac" "top the evening with champagne"

(... is a kind of complete ) finish a task completely

"I finally got through this homework assignment"

(... is a kind of complete ) remain with until completion

"I must see the job through"

(... is a kind of complete ) fill out

"These studies round out the results of many years of research"

(... is a kind of complete ) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

"Did he go through with the treatment?" "He implemented a new economic plan" "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

(... is a kind of complete ) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

Definition 3: write all the required information onto a form - [verb of communication]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fill out this questionnaire, please!
  • make out a form

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete implies ...) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

Definition 4: complete a pass - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(complete belongs to category ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discharge one's duties

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is a kind of ...) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

Definition 6: having every necessary or normal part or component or step - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a complete meal
  • a complete wardrobe
  • a complete set of the Britannica
  • a complete set of china
  • a complete defeat
  • a complete accounting

(complete is similar to ...) the complete stoppage of an action

"came to a dead stop"

(complete is similar to ...) capable of operating independently

(complete is similar to ...) performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

"an exhaustive study" "made a thorough search" "thoroughgoing research"

(complete is similar to ...) given substance or detail; completed

"did not spring full-clad from his imagination" "a plan fleshed out with statistics and details"

(complete is similar to ...) complete in extent or degree and in every particular

"a full game" "a total eclipse" "a total disaster"

(complete is similar to ...) having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness

"a full-blown financial crisis"

(complete is similar to ...) complete in every respect

"a full-dress debate" "a full-dress investigation"

(complete is similar to ...) thorough

"had a good workout" "gave the house a good cleaning"

(complete is similar to ...) without reservation

"hearty support"

(complete is similar to ...) caught

"a completed forward pass"

(complete is similar to ...) thorough and without qualification

"a clean getaway" "a clean sweep" "a clean break"

(complete is similar to ...) complete; thorough

"politicians have no sound grasp of technology issues" "he has a sound understanding of the law"

(complete is similar to ...) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

"absolute freedom" "an absolute dimwit" "a downright lie" "out-and-out mayhem" "an out-and-out lie" "a rank outsider" "many right-down vices" "got the job through sheer persistence" "sheer stupidity"

(complete is similar to ...) successfully completed or brought to an end

"his mission accomplished he took a vacation" "the completed project" "the joy of a realized ambition overcame him"

(complete is similar to ...) completely given to or absorbed by

"became all attention"

(complete is similar to ...) occurring completely or not occurring at all

(complete is similar to ...) using all available resources

"all-out war" "a full-scale campaign against nuclear power plants"

(complete is similar to ...) covering the entire surface

"an allover pattern" "got an allover tan"

(complete is similar to ...) complete and absolute

"utter seriousness" "blank stupidity"

(complete is similar to ...) constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself

"the university is like a self-contained city with shops and all amenities"

(means also ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

(means also ...) including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete

"gave his whole attention" "a whole wardrobe for the tropics" "the whole hog" "a whole week" "the baby cried the whole trip home" "a whole loaf of bread"

(... are attributes of complete) the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed

Definition 7: having come or been brought to a conclusion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the harvesting was complete
  • the affair is over, ended, finished
  • the abruptly terminated interview

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is similar to ...) ended or brought to an end

"are you finished?" "gave me the finished manuscript"

Definition 8: perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a complete gentleman
  • consummate happiness
  • a consummate performance

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is similar to ...) being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

"a perfect circle" "a perfect reproduction" "perfect happiness" "perfect manners" "a perfect specimen" "a perfect day"

Definition 9: highly skilled - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an accomplished pianist
  • a complete musician

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

Definition 10: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where complete or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arrant fool
  • a complete coward
  • a consummate fool
  • a double-dyed villain
  • gross negligence
  • a perfect idiot
  • pure folly
  • what a sodding mess
  • stark staring mad
  • a thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for complete in the sense of this definition

(complete is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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