Complete Definition

completed, completes, completest, completing, completer
completest, completer
Lacking no component part; full; whole; entire.
Webster's New World
Having all principal parts, namely, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil or pistils. Used of a flower.
American Heritage
Brought to a conclusion; ended; finished.
Webster's New World
Having come to an end; concluded.
The renovation of the kitchen is complete.
American Heritage
Thorough; absolute.
To have complete confidence in someone.
Webster's New World
completed, completes, completing
To end; finish; conclude.
Webster's New World
To make whole, full, or perfect.
Webster's New World
To successfully execute or effect.
To complete a telephone call, complete a forward pass.
Webster's New World
To throw (a forward pass) that is caught in bounds by a receiver.
American Heritage

To finish; to make done; to reach the end.

He completed the assignment on time.
complete with
  • including; along with

    the new house comes complete with a built-in pool

Webster's New World

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Origin of Complete

  • From Middle English compleet (“full, complete”), from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle of complere (“to fill up, fill full, fulfil, complete”), from com- + *plere (“to fill”), akin to full: see full and plenty and compare deplete, replete. Compare also complement, compliment.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English complet from Latin complētus past participle of complēre to fill out com- intensive pref. com– plēre to fill pelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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