- (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmət, kŏn'syo͝omət, kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəmət/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
- (US) enPR: kŏn'səmət, kənsŭm'ĭt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
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- (UK) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, kŏn'syo͝omāt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnsəmeɪt/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmeɪt/
- (US) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnsəmeɪt/
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- Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
- A man of perfect and consummate virtue.
- 1900, Guy Wetmore Carryl, "The Singular Sangfroid of Baby Bunting",
- Belinda Bellonia Bunting//Behaved like a consummate loon
- 1880, Georges Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot, Chapter VII,
- […] Marmaduke, who had the consummate impudence to reply that […]
- Highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified.
complete, perfect, absolute
highly skilled and experienced
- (transitive) To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
- (transitive) To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch.
- (transitive) To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
- After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.
- (intransitive) To become perfected, receive the finishing touch.
- (bring to completion): complete, finish, round off; see also Thesaurus:end
- (give the finishing touch): complete, perfect, top off
- (make a marriage complete):
- (receive the finishing touch): come to a head, mature, ripe
to bring something to completion
to make a marriage complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse
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Translations to be checked
- consummate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- consummate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.