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consummate (perf.)

Definition:

perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more consummate

Superlative:

most consummate

Similar to:

perfect

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • a consummate performance
  • consummate happiness

Synonyms:

complete | comp. [abbreviation] | cpl [abbreviation]

Etymology:

[adjective] from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete", past ... | [verb] "to...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of consummate...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Consummation | consummation of a marriage

the first act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriage to each other or after a prolonged sexual attraction. Its legal significance arises from theories of marriage as having the purpose of producing legally recognized ... (38 of 651 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

consummate | fulfil [synonym, sense-specific] | consummately [adverb, derived]

to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil | to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse | accomplished or supremely skilled | ... (19 of 512 words, 4 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consummate

Merriam-Webster:

consummate [entry 1, adjective] | perfect [synonym, sense-specific] | ace [synonym, sense-specific] | adept [synonym, sense-specific] | compleat [synonym, sense-specific] | complete [synonym, sense-specific] | proficient [synonym, sense-specific] | crack [synonym, sense-specific] | crackerjack [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

complete in every detail; "perfect" | extremely skilled and accomplished | of the highest degree (13 of 318 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consummate

consummate [entry 2, verb] | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | finish [synonym, sense-specific] | achieve [synonym, sense-specific] | complete [synonym, sense-specific] | finalize [synonym, sense-specific] | perfect [synonym, sense-specific] | polish [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"finish", "complete" ; to make perfect ; "achieve" | to make (marital union) complete by sexual intercourse | to become perfected (19 of 222 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present] | absolute [synonym, sense-specific] | complete [synonym, sense-specific] | perfect [synonym, sense-specific] | sheer [synonym, sense-specific] | total [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute. | highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified | [transitive] To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish. | [transitive] To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch | ... (33 of 162 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/consummate

American Heritage Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present] | consummately [adverb, related] | consummative [adjective, related] | consummatory [adjective, related] | consummator [noun, related]

To bring to completion or fruition; conclude | To realize or achieve; fulfill | To complete (a marriage) with the first act of sexual intercourse ... (23 of 120 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummate

Oxford Dictionary:

consummate | consummately [derived] | consummator [derived]

make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse | complete (a transaction) | showing great skill and flair (18 of 109 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consummate

Random House Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle]

to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill. | to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract. | to ... (26 of 96 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/consummate

New World Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummately [adverb, related] | consummative [adverb, related] | consummator [noun, related]

complete or perfect in every way; supreme | very skillful; highly expert | to bring to completion or fulfillment; finish; accomplish | to make (a ... (22 of 75 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consummate [transitive, formal, verb] | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

to make a marriage legal by having sex for the first time ; to have sex for the first time in a relationship | to complete something, especially a ... (28 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consummate 8

consummate [formal]

showing great skill at doing something (6 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consummate

Cambridge Dictionary:

consummate [entry 1, formal]

perfect, or complete in every way (6 of 20 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummate 1

consummate [entry 2, law]

to make a marriage or romantic relationship complete by having sex (11 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummate 2

consummate [entry 3, formal]

to make something complete or perfect (6 of 15 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummate 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

tense | aorist | imperfect

in the grammar of many languages, a category of time distinctions expressed by any conjugated form of a verb. In Latin inflection the tense of a verb ... (27 of 250 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0848180​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

completeness [logic]

Concept of the adequacy of a formal system that is employed both in proof theory and in model theory. In proof theory, a formal system is said to be ... (29 of 83 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/129926​/completeness

Encarta Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

to make a marriage legally complete and fully valid by having sexual intercourse | to bring a relationship to completion, or gratify a desire, ... (23 of 200 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599853​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

consummate

First use: 1520s | mid-15th century

Origin: [adjective] from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete", past ... | [verb] "to bring to completion", from Latin consummatus, past ... (20 of 55 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=consummate

Oxford Dictionary:

consummate

Origin: late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense "completed, accomplished"): from Latin consummat- "brought to completion", from the verb ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consummate

Wiktionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare ("to sum up, finish, complete"), from com- ("together") + summa ("the sum") (see sum, summation).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/consummate

New World Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle]

Origin: Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare, to sum up, finish from com-, together + summa, "sum" | Middle English consummaten

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummate

American Heritage Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English consummaten, from Latin cōnsummāre, cōnsummāt-: com-, com- + summa, sum; see "sum".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummate

Collins Dictionary:

consummate

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin consummāre to complete, from summus highest, utmost

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consummate

Merriam-Webster:

consummate [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1527

Origin: Middle English consummat fulfilled, from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare to sum up, finish, from com- + summa sum

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consummate

Encarta Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin consummat-, past participle of consummare "accomplish" from summa "the highest thing"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599853​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consummate [transitive, formal, verb] | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "consummate"

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consummate [formal]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

consummate [transitive, formal, verb] | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consummate"

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consummate [formal]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "consummate"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

consummate [entry 2, law]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consummate"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummate 2

consummate [entry 1, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consummate"

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the Free Dictionary:

consummate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "consummate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "consummate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "consummate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

consummate | consummated [past tense] | consummating [present participle] | consummates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "consummate"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "consummate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

consummate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consummate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=consum​10 word=consummate

consummate

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YourDictionary Audio:

consummate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consummate" by speech synthesizer

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