complete


complete
complete [kəm plēt′]
adj.
[ME & OFr complet < L completus, pp. of complere, to fill up, complete < com-, intens. + plere, to fill: see FULL1]
1. lacking no component part; full; whole; entire
2. brought to a conclusion; ended; finished
3. thorough; absolute [to have complete confidence in someone]
4. accomplished; skilled; consummate
vt.
completed, completing
1. to end; finish; conclude
2. to make whole, full, or perfect
3. to successfully execute or effect [to complete a telephone call, complete a forward pass]
SYN.- CLOSE2
completely
adv.
completeness
n.
SYN.- COMPLETE implies inclusion of all that is needed for the integrity, perfection, or fulfillment of something [a complete set, complete control ]; FULL1 implies the inclusion of all that is needed [a full dozen ] or all that can be held, achieved, etc. [in full bloom ]; TOTAL implies an adding together of everything without exception [total number ] and is, in general applications, equivalent to COMPLETE [total abstinence ]; WHOLE and ENTIRE imply unbroken unity, stressing that not a single part, individual, instance, etc. has been omitted or diminished [the whole student body, one's entire attention ]; INTACT is applied to that which remains whole after passing through an experience that might have impaired it [the tornado left the barn intact] -ANT. PARTIAL, DEFECTIVE

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