Definition of complete verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    complete

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they complete
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːt//
     
    he / she / it completes
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːts//
     
    past simple completed
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːtɪd//
     
    past participle completed
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːtɪd//
     
    -ing form completing
    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [often passive] complete something to finish making or doing something She's just completed a master's degree in Law. The project should be completed within a year.
  2. 2  complete something to write all the information you are asked for on a form synonym fill in/out 2 000 shoppers completed our questionnaire.
  3. 3  complete something to make something whole or perfect I only need one more card to complete the set.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle of complere ‘fill up, finish, fulfil’, from com- (expressing intensive force) + plere ‘fill’.Extra examples Has the form been correctly completed? I’ve fully completed my training. The project has now been successfully completed. We have recently completed a 10-year study. Arrangements for the trip have now been completed. Complete the following sequence: 2, 3, 5, 13… Construction of the new road has now been successfully completed. He went to America to complete his education. It is unlikely that the repairs will be completed on time. She’s just completed a master’s degree in Law. When he has completed his studies, he’ll travel the world. to complete a project/​an assignment/​a degree/​a thesis/​a deal/​an apprenticeship
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