Meaning of COMPLETE in English
(~s, completing, ~d)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
You use ~ to emphasize that something is as great in extent, degree, or amount as it possibly can be.
The rebels had taken ~ control...
It shows a ~ lack of understanding by management...
The resignation came as a ~ surprise...
He was the ~ opposite of Raymond.
= total, absolute
ADJ: usu ADJ n emphasis
Dozens of flats had been ~ly destroyed...
...something ~ly different.
ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj/adv
You can use ~ to emphasize that you are referring to the whole of something and not just part of it.
A ~ tenement block was burnt to the ground...
The job sheets eventually filled a ~ book.
= entire, whole
ADJ: ADJ n emphasis
If something is ~, it contains all the parts that it should contain.
The list may not be ~.
...a ~ dinner service...
...the accuracy and ~ness of the information obtained.
To ~ a set or group means to provide the last item that is needed to make it a full set or group.
...the stickers needed to ~ the collection.
VERB: no cont, V n
The ~ works of a writer are all their books or poems published together in one book or as a set of books.
...the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
ADJ: ADJ n
If one thing comes ~ with another, it has that thing as an extra or additional part.
The diary comes ~ with a gold-coloured ballpoint pen.
PREP-PHRASE: PREP n
If something is ~, it has been finished.
The work of restoring the farmhouse is ~...
It’ll be two years before the process is ~.
ADJ: v-link ADJ
If you ~ something, you finish doing, making, or producing it.
Peter Mayle has just ~d his first novel.
...the rush to get the stadiums ~d on time.
VERB: V n, get n V-ed
The project is nearing completion...
House completions for the year should be up from 1,841 to 2,200.
If you ~ something, you do all of it.
She ~d her degree in two years...
This book took years to ~.
VERB: no cont, V n, V n
If you ~ a form or questionnaire, you write the answers or information asked for in it.
Simply ~ the coupon below...
Use the enclosed envelope to return your ~d survey.
= fill in
VERB: V n, V-ed
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