English Synonyms and Antonyms
Do is the one comprehensive word which includes this whole class. We may say of the least item of daily work, "It is done," and of the grandest human achievement, "Well done!" Finish and complete signify to bring to an end what was previously begun; there is frequently the difference in usage that finish is applied to the fine details and is superficial, while complete is comprehensive, being applied to the whole ideal, plan, and execution; as, to finish a statue; to complete a scheme of philosophy. To discharge is to do what is given in charge, expected, or required; as, to discharge the duties of the office. To fulfil is to do or to be what has been promised, expected, hoped, or desired; as, a son fulfils a father's hopes. Realize, effect, execute, and consummate all signify to embody in fact what was before in thought. One may realize that which he has done nothing to bring about; he may realize the dreams of youth by inheriting a fortune; but he can not effect his early designs except by doing the utmost that is necessary to make them fact. Effect includes all that is done to accomplish the intent; execute refers rather to the final steps; consummate is limited quite sharply to the concluding act. An officer executes the law when he proceeds against its violators; a purchase is consummated when the money is paid and the property delivered. Execute refers more commonly to the commands of another, effect and consummate to one's own designs; as, the commander effected the capture of the fort, because his officers and men promptly executed his commands. Achieve — to do something worthy of a chief — signifies always to perform some great and generally some worthy exploit. Perform and accomplish both imply working toward the end; but perform always allows a possibility of not attaining, while accomplish carries the thought of full completion. In Longfellow's lines, "Patience; accomplish thy labor," etc., perform could not be substituted without great loss. As between complete and accomplish, complete considers rather the thing as done; accomplish, the whole process of doing it. Commit, as applied to actions, is used only of those that are bad, whether grave or trivial; perpetrate is used chiefly of aggravated crimes or, somewhat humorously, of blunders. A man may commit a sin, a trespass, or a murder; perpetrate an outrage or a felony. We finish a garment or a letter, complete an edifice or a life-work, consummate a bargain or a crime, discharge a duty, effect a purpose, execute a command, fulfil a promise, perform our daily tasks, realize an ideal, accomplish a design, achieve a victory. Compare TRANSACT; TRANSACTION.
accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring about, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, complete, discharge, do, effect, execute, finish, fulfil, perform, perpetrate, realize, transact, work out
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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"
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
"a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"
ended, pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), perfect(a), terminated, gross(a), virtuoso(a), staring(a), arrant(a), all over, masterful, stark(a), concluded, consummate(a), complete, everlasting(a), complete(a), accomplished, masterly, sodding(a), over(p)
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"
"consummate a marriage"
make perfect; bring to perfection
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How to use consummate in a sentence?
Gary was the consummate professional and a true public servant in every sense of the word, he touched so many lives and was loved and respected by those who knew him. I will never forget his uplifting spirit, sense of humor and sheer joy at helping others.
He's been a visionary in the exchange world and a consummate deal maker.
You've got a player who's been in your organization for seven years, who you valued, who you are trading clearly to bring back an important asset, and the fact that he's out there risking injury at a time when you're trying to consummate the trade is strange in itself. But for him to be that emotional and out on the field just strikes me as odd.
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.
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.
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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
- завершать, завершить, закончить, виртуозный, высококвалифицированный, заканчивать, совершенный, законченный, превосходный, отпетыйRussian
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