Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 05/20/18 Consummate

Consummate (verb, adjective)
con•sum•mate [v. kon-suh-meyt; adj. kuhn-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit]
(previously 04-05-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.

4. complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
5. being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.

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1. complete, perfect, finish, accomplish, achieve.

4. imperfect, unfinished.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin consummatus (past participle of consummare to complete, bring to perfection), equivalent to con- con- + summ ( a ) sum + -atus -ate1

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