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complete

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of complete

  1. 1 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it a complete deck of cards Synonyms of complete compleat, comprehensive, entire, full, grand, intact, integral, perfect, plenary, total, whole Words Related to complete unabridged, uncut, undiminished; all-out, exhaustive, extensive, maximal; full-blooded, full-blown, full-bore, full-fledged, full-on, full-out, full-scale Near Antonyms of complete abbreviated, abridged, cut, diminished, reduced Antonyms of complete imperfect, incomplete, partial

  2. 2 brought or having come to an end your education is never complete—there's always something more to learn Synonyms of complete completed, concluded, done, down, ended, finished, over, over with, terminated, through, up Words Related to complete accomplished, achieved, attained, compassed, realized; dead, defunct, extinct, kaput (also kaputt), obsolete; expired Phrases out of hand, out of the way Antonyms of complete continuing, incomplete, ongoing, uncompleted, undone, unfinished

  3. 3 covering everything or all important points will present complete coverage of the tennis tournament Synonyms of complete all-embracing, all-in [chiefly British], all-inclusive, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), compendious, encyclopedic, comprehensive, cover-all, cyclopedic, embracive, exhaustive, full, global, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thorough, universalWords Related to complete broad, catholic, encyclical, general, inclusionary, overall; cosmic (also cosmical), extensive, far, far-reaching, grand, large, panoptic, sweeping, vast, wide, wide-ranging; blanket, indiscriminate, unrestrictedNear Antonyms of complete circumscribed, limited, narrow, restricted, specialized; exact, precise; individual, singular, specific; incomplete, patchy, sketchy

  4. 4 having no exceptions or restrictions he's a complete lunatic Synonyms of complete all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, absolute, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryWords Related to complete authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms of complete doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  5. 5 trying all possibilities a complete search of the computer file Synonyms of complete all-out, clean, exhaustive, comprehensive, full-scale, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, totalWords Related to complete broad, extensive, far-reaching, in-depth, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging; general, global, inclusive, methodical (also methodic), systematic; no-holds-barred, unhampered, unrestrainedNear Antonyms of complete aimless, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, random; cursory, shallow, slipshod, superficial; limited, narrow, restricted

  6. 6 having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor a riding school that will teach you all skills required of the complete equestrian Synonyms of complete accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, proficient, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuosoWords Related to complete adroit, clever, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around (also all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalentedNear Antonyms of complete incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handedAntonyms of complete amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful

Synonym Discussion of complete

full, complete, plenary, replete mean containing all that is wanted or needed or possible. full implies the presence or inclusion of everything that is wanted or required by something or that can be held, contained, or attained by it.
    • a full schedule
complete applies when all that is needed is present.
    • a complete picture of the situation
plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification.
    • given plenary power
replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety.
    • replete with delightful details

complete

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of complete

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done managed to complete the assignment with time to spare Synonyms of complete finish, consummate, finalize, perfect, polishWords Related to complete follow through (with), stick out; accomplish, achieve, effect; carry out, carry through, discharge, do, execute, fulfill (or fulfil), perform; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate; machine, refine, round (off or out), shine, touch upNear Antonyms of complete abandon, desert, discontinue, drop, forsake, quit

  2. 2 to serve as a completing element to the bird's beautiful song simply completes its appeal for pet owners Synonyms of complete complement, round (off or out)Words Related to complete finish (off), flesh (out); adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish; better, enhance, improve; constitute, form, make up; enrich, perfect

  3. 3 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point the well-attended concert completed a great weekend of arts and entertainment events Synonyms of complete close out, close, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap upWords Related to complete climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspendAntonyms of complete begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  4. 4 to do what is required by the terms of no payments will be made until the contract is completed Synonyms of complete answer, fulfill, comply (with), fill, keep, meet, redeem, satisfyWords Related to complete conclude, consummate, finalize, finish, perfect; accomplish, achieve, bring about, bring off, carry out, effect; commit, compass, discharge, execute, follow through (with), make, performNear Antonyms of complete default (on); disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slightAntonyms of complete breach, break, transgress, violate

Synonym Discussion of complete

close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished.
    • close a debate
end conveys a strong sense of finality.
    • ended his life
conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
    • the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
    • after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
    • the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
    • your employment terminates after three months


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