Complete - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəmˈpliːt|  American pronunciation of the word complete
Brit.  |kəmˈpliːt|  British pronunciation of the word complete


- come or bring to a finish or an end (syn: finish)
She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
- bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
A child would complete the family
- complete or carry out (syn: discharge, dispatch)
- complete a pass (syn: nail)
- write all the required information onto a form (syn: fill in, fill out, make out)


- perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities (syn: consummate)
a complete gentleman
- highly skilled (syn: accomplished)
a complete musician
- without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers (syn: arrant, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter)
a complete coward
- having come or been brought to a conclusion (syn: ended, over)
the harvesting was complete

Extra examples

He spoke in complete sentences.

They sat in complete silence.

The project took four months to complete.

Her latest purchase completes her collection.

The new baby completed their family.

The quarterback completed 12 out of 15 passes.

He only needs one more stamp to complete his collection.

Its song completes the charm of this bird.

Simply complete the coupon below.

The police were in complete control of the situation.

Their engagement came as a complete surprise to me.

This is a complete waste of time.

Meg realized she'd been a complete fool.

The darkness was almost complete.

The list below is not complete.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: complete
he/she/it: completes
present participle: completing
past tense: completed
past participle: completed
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