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Definitions for consummate
ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪtcon·sum·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consummate, masterful, masterly, virtuoso(a)adjective

    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"

  2. complete, consummateadjective

    perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

    "a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"

  3. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulteratedverb

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

  4. consummateverb

    fulfill sexually

    "consummate a marriage"

  5. consummateverb

    make perfect; bring to perfection

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consummateadjective

    Complete; perfect; finished; omnibus numeris absolutus.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    I do but stay ’till your marriage be consummate. William Shakespeare.

    Earth, in her rich attire
    Consummate, lovely smil’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.

    Gratian, among his maxims for raising a man to the most consummate greatness, advises to perform extraordinary actions, and to secure a good historian. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 35.

    If a man of perfect and consummate virtue falls into a misfortune, it raises our pity, but not our terrour. Joseph Addison, Spectat.

  2. To CONSUMMATEverb

    To complete; to perfect; to finish; to end. Anciently accented on the first syllable.

    Etymology: consommer, Fr. consummare, Lat.

    Yourself, myself, and other lords, will pass
    To consummate this business happily. William Shakespeare, King John.

    There shall we consummate our spousal rites. William Shakespeare.

    The person was cunning enough to begin the deceit in the weaker, and the weaker sufficient to consummate the fraud in the stronger. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 1.

    He had a mind to consummate the happiness of the day. Tatl.


  1. consummate

    Consummate can be defined as the act of completing or perfecting something, or achieving a high level of excellence or skill. It can also refer to achieving a state of fulfillment or satisfaction in a relationship, typically referring to the highest level of intimacy or closeness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consummateadjective

    carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect

  2. Consummate

    to bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve

  3. Etymology: [L. consummatus, p. p. or consummare to accomplish, sum up; con- + summa sum. See Sum.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consummate

    kon′sum-āt, or kon-sum′āt, v.t. to raise to the highest point: to perfect or finish: to make marriage legally complete by sexual intercourse.—adj. complete, supreme, perfect of its kind.—adv. Consumm′ately, perfectly.—n. Consummā′tion, act of completing: perfection: conclusion of life or of the universe: the subsequent intercourse which makes a marriage legally valid.—adj. Consumm′ative.—n. Con′summator.—adj. Consumm′atory. [L. consummare, to perfect—con, with, and summus, highest, perfect.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consummate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consummate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of consummate in a Sentence

  1. Ben Ray Lujan:

    As someone who read the articles... the way it read was someone was trying to send a message that she had her shot and she walked away, i don't even know that is true. It is distressing. She is the consummate professional. She is someone we are so proud of. She is someone who is imminently qualified.

  2. Golden State:

    We're shocked and saddened with the death of Clifford Robinson at the much-too-young age of 53, clifford was the consummate professional who loved the game and played with an incredible sense of both joy and intensity during his outstanding 18-year career, including two seasons with the Warriors. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of.

  3. Digital World:

    We have experienced a number of regulatory delays, and we and TMTG may continue to experience additional delays in the future, these delays could cause us to be unable to consummate the business combination.

  4. Brad Furman:

    Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists, he always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here.

  5. Annie Schulhof:

    Her performance is breathtaking and so nuanced and heartbreaking. She is one of our most consummate actresses.

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  • volvoer, voltrekAfrikaans
  • абсолютен, консумирам, съвършен, завършвам, опитен, довеждам докрайBulgarian
  • vollkommen, vollenden, perfektGerman
  • consumado, consumarSpanish
  • asti, täydellinen, viedä, päätös, loppu, äärimmäinenFinnish
  • consommer, consomméFrench
  • teljes, tökéletesHungarian
  • consumar, consumato, complere, completo, completareItalian
  • 完璧な, 完全なJapanese
  • volleerd, consummeren, volstrekt, voltooien, volbrengen, volslagen, volwaardigDutch
  • zakończyć, skonsumować, doskonały, wytrawnyPolish
  • consumadoPortuguese
  • завершать, завершить, закончить, виртуозный, высококвалифицированный, заканчивать, совершенный, законченный, превосходный, отпетыйRussian
  • fulländadSwedish
  • eksiksizTurkish
  • 完善Chinese

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