Middle English compleet ( “ full, complete ” ), borrowed from Old French or complet Latin , past participle of completus compleō ( “ I fill up, I complete ” ) (whence also , complement ), from compliment + com- pleō ( “ I fill, I fulfill ” ) (whence also , deplete , replete ), ultimately from plenty Proto-Indo-European *pleh₁- ( “ to fill ” ) (English ).
Alternative forms Edit
IPA (: key) /kəmˈpliːt/
-iːt Hyphenation: com‧plete
complete ( third-person singular simple present , completes present participle , completing simple past and past participle )
( transitive ) To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
He completed the assignment on time. ( transitive ) To make whole or entire.
The last chapter completes the book nicely.
Usage notes Edit
Related terms Edit
اِنْتَهَى ( intahā ), أَكْمَلَ ( ʾakmala ) Armenian:
ավարտել (hy) ( avartel ) Catalan:
complir (ca) Chinese:
Mandarin: 完成 (zh) ( wánchéng ) Czech:
dokončit (cs) Dutch:
voltooien (nl) Esperanto:
, tehdä loppuun saada valmiiksi French:
accomplir , (fr) terminer (fr) Georgian:
დამთავრება ( damtavreba ), მორჩნა ( morčna ), დასრულება ( dasruleba ) German:
beenden , (de) fertigstellen , (de) fertigmachen (de) Greek:
ολοκληρώνω (el) ( olokliróno ) Hebrew:
סיים ( siyém ) Hungarian:
elvégez , (hu) befejez (hu) Ido:
kompletigar (io) Italian:
completare , (it) compiere , (it) , andare fino alla fine portare a compimento Japanese:
完了する (ja) ( kanryō suru ), 完うする ( mattō suru ), 終える (ja) ( oeru ) Kazakh:
бітіру (kk) ( bitirw ), аяқтау ( ayaqtaw ) Khmer:
please add this translation if you can Kurdish:
Sorani: تهواو کردن ( tawAw kirdin )
ໝົດ ( mot ) Malay:
whakatepe ( without any omissions ) Mongolian:
please add this translation if you can Norwegian:
, fullføre gjøre ferdig Nynorsk: , fullføre gjere ferdig Polish:
ukończyć (pl) Portuguese:
terminar , (pt) acabar , (pt) concluir (pt) Romanian:
completa , (ro) termina (ro) Russian:
заверша́ть (ru) impf ( zaveršátʹ ), заверши́ть (ru) pf ( zaveršítʹ ), зака́нчивать (ru) impf ( zakánčivatʹ ), зако́нчить (ru) pf ( zakónčitʹ ) Slovene:
, dokončati zaključiti Spanish:
terminar , (es) completar (es) Swedish:
slutföra , (sv) färdigställa , göra (sv) färdig (sv) Telugu:
పూర్తిచేయు (te) ( pūrticēyu ), ముగించు (te) ( mugiñcu ) Thai:
please add this translation if you can Turkish:
tamamlamak (tr) Ukrainian:
заве́ршувати ( zavéršuvaty ) Vietnamese:
hoàn thành (vi) Westrobothnian: fäl
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complete ( comparative completer or , more complete superlative completest or )
With all parts
included; with nothing missing; full.
My life will be complete once I buy this new television.
She offered me complete control of the project. After she found the rook, the chess set was complete. 2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, in American Scientist , volume 100, number 2, page 171:  Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. Finished;
ended; concluded; completed.
When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin. 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in : The Celebrity In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.
He is a complete bastard!
It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep. Our vacation was a complete disaster.
( mathematical analysis , of a metric space ) In which every Cauchy sequence converges to a point within the space.
( algebra , of a lattice ) In which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
( mathematics , of a category ) In which all small limits exist.
( logic , of a proof system of a formal system with respect to a given semantics ) In which every semantically valid well-formed formula is provable.  Gödel's first incompleteness theorem showed that Principia could not be both consistent and complete. According to the theorem, for every sufficiently powerful logical system (such as Principia), there exists a statement G that essentially reads, "The statement G cannot be proved." Such a statement is a sort of Catch-22: if G is provable, then it is false, and the system is therefore inconsistent; and if G is not provable, then it is true, and the system is therefore incomplete. WP ( computing theory , of a problem ) That is in a given complexity class and is such that every other problem in the class can be reduced to it (usually in polynomial time or logarithmic space).
2007, Yi-Kai Liu, The Complexity of the Consistency and N-representability Problems for Quantum States, page 17: QMA arises naturally in the study of quantum computation, and it also has a complete problem, Local Hamiltonian, which is a generalization of k-SAT. 2009, Sanjeev Arora and Boaz Barak, Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach, page 137: BPP behaves differently in some ways from other classes we have seen. For example, we know of no complete languages for BPP.
Derived terms Edit
with everything included
كَامِل ( kāmil ) Armenian:
լրիվ (hy) ( lriv ), ամբողջական (hy) ( ambołǰakan ), լիարժեք (hy) ( liaržekʿ ) Asturian:
по́ўны ( póŭny ) Bulgarian:
пъ́лен (bg) m ( pǎ́len ), цял (bg) ( cjal ) Catalan:
complet (ca) , m completa (ca) f Chinese:
Mandarin: 完全 (zh) ( wánquán ) Czech:
úplný (cs) , m plný (cs) Dutch:
volledig , (nl) compleet , (nl) allesomvattend ( less used), algeheel (nl) Esperanto:
kompleta (eo) Finnish:
täydellinen (fi) French:
complet (fr) , m complète (fr) f Galician:
completo (gl) Georgian:
სრული ( sruli ) German:
ganz , (de) komplett , (de) vollständig (de) Greek:
πλήρης (el) m or f ( plíris ), πλήρες (el) n ( plíres ) Hindi:
पूरा (hi) ( pūrā ) Indonesian:
lengkap , (id) sempurna , (id) komplit (id) Interlingua:
, líonmhar foirfe Italian:
completo (it) , m completa (it) f Japanese:
完全な (ja) ( kanzen na ), 全い ( mattai ) Kurdish:
Sorani: تهواو (ku) ( tawAw )
finished; ended; concluded; completed
generic intensifier derived from "complete"
of metric space: such that every Cauchy sequence converges in it
of a lattice: such that every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound
of a category: such that all small limits exist
of a proof system: such that any semantically valid formula is also provable
complete ( plural )
completes A completed .
1994, industry research published in Quirk's Marketing Research Review, Volume 8, p. 125; Research Services Directory Blue Book, published by the Marketing Research Association, p 552; and Green Book, Volume 32, published by the New York Chapter, American Marketing Association, p. 451
“If SSI says we're going to get two completes an hour, the sample will yield two Qualifieds to do the survey with us.”
2013, Residential Rates OIR webinar published by PG&E, January 31, 2013
“…our market research professionals continue to advise us that providing the level of detail necessary to customize to each typical customer type would require the survey to be too lengthy and it would be difficult to get enough completes.” 2016, " Perceptions of Oral Cancer Screenings Compared to Other Cancer Screenings: A Pilot Study", thesis for Idaho State University by M. Colleen Stephenson.
“Don’t get discouraged if you’re on a job that is difficult to get completes on! Everyone else on the job is most likely struggling, and there will be easier surveys that you will dial on.”
Further reading Edit
^ Sainsbury, Mark 
Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), page 358.