consummate

  • 1 consummate — adj Consummate, finished, accomplished are comparable when meaning brought to completion or perfection. Their distinctions lie chiefly in the degree of perfection, in the means by which this perfection is attained, and, at times, in their… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 consummate — I verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, attain, attain the goal, bring to a close, bring to effect, carry into effect, carry out, carry through, carry to completion, complete, conclude, conficere, consummare, do thoroughly, effect, effectuate, end …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Consummate — Con*sum mate (k[o^]n*s[u^]m m[asl]t), a. [L. consummatus, p. p. or consummare to accomplish, sum up; con + summa sum. See {Sum}.] Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect. A man of perfect and consummate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 consummate — [kän′sə mit, kən sum′it; ] for v. [ kän′sə māt΄] adj. [L consummatus, pp. of consummare, to sum up, finish < com , together + summa,SUM] 1. complete or perfect in every way; supreme [consummate happiness] 2. very skillful; highly expert [a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Consummate — Con sum*mate (k[o^]n s[u^]m*m[=a]t or k[o^]n*s[u^]m m[=a]t; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consummated} (k[o^]n s[u^]m*m[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Consummating} (k[o^]n s[u^]m*m[=a] t[i^]ng).] To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 consummate — [adj] ultimate, best able, absolute, accomplished, complete, conspicuous, downright, faultless, finished, flawless, gifted, ideal, impeccable, inimitable, matchless, out and out*, peerless, perfect, perfected, polished, positive, practiced, ripe …

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  • 7 consummate — is pronounced kon syuh mayt, with the stress on the first syllable, as a verb and kǝn sum ǝt, with the stress on the second syllable as an adjective (meaning ‘complete, perfect’) …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 consummate — ► VERB 1) make (a marriage or relationship) complete by having sexual intercourse. 2) complete (a transaction). ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great skill and flair. DERIVATIVES consummately adverb consummation noun consummator noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 consummate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English consummat fulfilled, from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare to sum up, finish, from com + summa sum Date: 1527 1. complete in every detail ; perfect 2. extremely skilled and accomplished < a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 consummate — con|sum|mate1 [kənˈsʌmıt, ˈkɔsəmıt US ˈkansəmıt] adj [only before noun] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of consummare to sum up, finish , from com ( COM ) + summa sum ] 1.) showing a lot of skill ▪ a great performance… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 consummate — consummates, consummating, consummated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱nsʌmət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]kɒ̱nsəmeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n You use consummate to describe someone who is extremely skilful. [FORMAL] He acted the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Consummate — As a verb, consummate means to bring something to its completion, such as a transaction, concept, plan or action.Technically speaking, consummation in the marriage context refers to its actual beginning, with an official ceremony of a wedding,… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 consummate — 1. adjective a) Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute. Belinda Bellonia Bunting//Behaved like a consummate loon b) highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 consummate — I UK [kənˈsʌmət] / UK [ˈkɒnsəmət] / US [ˈkɑnsəmət] / US [kənˈsʌmət] adjective formal showing great skill at doing something She is a consummate politician. It was a demanding part that Collins played with consummate ease. II UK [ˈkɒnsəmeɪt] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 consummate — consummately, adv. consummative, consummatory /keuhn sum euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. consummator, n. v. /kon seuh mayt /; adj. /keuhn sum it, kon seuh mit/, v., consummated, consummating, adj. v.t. 1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill …

    Universalium

  • 16 consummate — con|sum|mate1 [ kansəmət, kən sʌmət ] adjective FORMAL showing great skill at doing something: She is a consummate politician. It was a demanding part that Collins played with consummate ease. consummate con|sum|mate 2 [ kansə,meıt ] verb… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 consummate —    (a relationship)    to copulate    Originally, to accomplish to the full:     I have had to learn self control. She has refused to consummate our relationship. (Townsend, 1982)    Consummation is one of the essential ingredients of Christian… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 18 consummate — 1 adjective formal 1 very skilful: a great performance from a consummate actress 2 complete and perfect in every way: a consummate example of Picasso s artistry 3 used to emphasize how bad someone or something is: a man with a consummate lack of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 consummate — con•sum•mate v. [[t]ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt[/t]] adj. [[t]kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt[/t]] v. mat•ed, mat•ing, adj. 1) cvb to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill 2) cvb to bring to a state of completion, as an arrangement or agreement 3) lawg to complete… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 consummate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Consummate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑love, ↑marriage {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. Consummate is used with these nouns: ↑actor, actress, ↑diplomat, ↑ease, ↑performer, ↑politician, ↑professional …

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