complete (adj.)

late 14c., "having no deficiency, wanting no part or element; perfect in kind or quality; finished, ended, concluded," from Old French complet "full," or directly from Latin completus, past participle of complere "to fill up, complete the number of (a legion, etc.)," transferred to "fulfill, finish (a task)," from com-, here probably as an intensive prefix (see com-), + plere "to fill" (from PIE root *pele- (1) "to fill").

complete (v.)

late 14c., "make complete, bring to an end, supply what is lacking; fulfill, accomplish," from complete (adj.) and probably in part from Latin completus. Related: Completed; completing.

updated on February 10, 2018

Definitions of complete from WordNet
complete (v.)
come or bring to a finish or an end; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours";
She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
Synonyms: finish
complete (v.)
bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements;
A child would complete the family
complete (v.)
complete or carry out;
Synonyms: dispatch / discharge
complete (v.)
complete a pass;
Synonyms: nail
complete (v.)
write all the required information onto a form;
Synonyms: fill out / fill in / make out
complete (adj.)
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
a complete coward
Synonyms: arrant / consummate / double-dyed / everlasting / gross / perfect / pure / sodding / stark / staring / thorough / thoroughgoing / utter / unadulterated
complete (adj.)
having come or been brought to a conclusion;
the harvesting was complete
Synonyms: concluded / ended / over / all over / terminated
complete (adj.)
having every necessary or normal part or component or step;
a complete accounting
a complete meal
a complete set of the Britannica
a complete set of china
a complete wardrobe
a complete defeat
complete (adj.)
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities;
a complete gentleman
Synonyms: consummate
complete (adj.)
highly skilled;
a complete musician
Synonyms: accomplished
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