complete

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not lacking in any part]
Syn. full, whole, entire, total, intact, replete, unimpaired, undivided, unabridged, uncut, unbroken, comprehensive, exhaustive; see also full 1 , 3 , whole 1 .
2. [Finished]
Syn. concluded, terminated, ended; see finished 1 .
3. [Thorough]
Syn. thoroughgoing, absolute, total; see absolute .
4. [Perfect]
Syn. flawless, consummate, impeccable; see perfect 2 , whole 2 .
Syn.- complete implies inclusion of all that is needed for the integrity, perfection, or fulfillment of something [ a complete set, complete control ] ; full 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 [ the 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] v.
1. [To make entire]
Syn. execute, consummate, perfect, accomplish, realize, perform, achieve, fill out, fulfill, supplement, complement, effectuate, equip, actualize, furnish, make, make up, elaborate, make good, bring to fullness, bring to completion, bring to fruition, bring to maturity, make complete, develop, fill in, refine, effect, carry out, carry off, crown, go through with, get through, cap, culminate, round out; see also build 1 , create 2 , form 1 .
2. [To bring to an end]
Syn. finish, conclude, close; see achieve 1 , end 1 , perform 1 .
See Synonym Study at end .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
finish, conclude, fulfill, end, realize, *wrap up, accomplish, actualize, close, *wind up, *call it a day, finalize, crown, *put to bed.
ANT.: start, begin, break ground
II
a.
1. whole entire, full, total, all, intact, plenary, uncut, unabridged, undivided, integral.
2. thorough absolute, total, perfect, dyed-in-the-wool, utter, outright, unqualified, full-fledged, unmitigated.
3. finished done, concluded, fulfilled, ended, realized, *wrapped up, *polished off, accomplished.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Lacking nothing essential or normal: entire, full, intact, integral, perfect, whole. See PART. 2. Including every constituent or individual: all, entire, gross, total, whole. See PART. 3. Not shortened by omissions: unabbreviated, unabridged, uncensored, uncut, unexpurgated. See PART. 4. Not more or less: entire, full, good, perfect, round, whole. See PART, PRECISE. 5. Having reached completion: done, through. See PART. 6. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy: all-out, exhaustive, full-dress, intensive, thorough, thoroughgoing, thoroughpaced. See BIG, CAREFUL. 7. Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plain, pure, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter2. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED. II verb 1. To bring or come to a natural or proper end: close, conclude, consummate, end, finish, terminate, wind up, wrap up. See START. 2. To supply what is lacking: complement, fill in (or out), round (off or out), supplement. See AGREE, PART.

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