Consummate (verb, adjective)
con·sum·mate [v. kon-suh-meyt; adj. kuhn-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit]
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM CONSUMMATE
con·sum·ma·tive, con·sum·ma·to·ry [kuhn-suhm-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
WORDS RELATED TO CONSUMMATE
superlative, gifted, polished, talented, skilled, superb, accomplished, terminate, perfect, practiced, complete, finished, trained, utter, total, perfected, accomplish, end, effectuate, conclude
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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 -ate
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSUMMATE
If it sounds as though Scott is a consummate politician, skilled at avoiding controversy, think again.
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Like Biden, Klain is a consummate fixer, with Georgetown and Harvard Law School degrees thrown in for good measure.
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David, the consummate suitor, naturally pulled out all the stops to woo his lady love.
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First-time candidate and full-time economics professor Dave Brat decisively defeated the consummate pol by a 55 to 45 margin.
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The monarch, the consummate PR, the head of the nation, had been supremely outplayed on her home territory.
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So far can a fine fastidiousness, allied to a sentiment of compassion, go towards making a man a consummate hypocrite.
MERCY PHILBRICK'S CHOICE|HELEN HUNT JACKSON
She reproached herself for imagining it was possible to consummate a revenge on man by such means.
The notion that the Book of Daniel could only have been written by a statesman or a consummate politician is mere fancy.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF DANIEL|F. W. FARRAR
With consummate indolence, he turned to Mortimer, inquiring: 'And who may this other person be?'
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND|CHARLES DICKENS
Where else should we look for the brilliant lucidity and consummate point which Voltaire has given us?
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