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completeadjective

 us   /kəmˈplit/

complete adjective (WHOLE)

containing all the parts or pieces; whole: a complete set of dishes the complete works of Dickens We wanted a complete record of what everyone said.

complete adjective (VERY GREAT)

very great, without limit, or to the largest degree possible: The trip began in complete confusion. She gave me a look of complete indifference. Toby and Alfredo are complete opposites.
completely
adverb  us   /kəmˈplit·li/
To be completely honest, I was too scared to say anything.

completeverb [T]

 us   /kəmˈplit/

complete verb [T] (FINISH)

to finish doing something: John has completed 15 marathons. She completed three years of college, and then took a year off.

complete verb [T] (MAKE WHOLE)

to supply all the parts or pieces needed to make something whole: She needed one more course to complete the requirements for a teaching degree.
completion
noun [U]  us   /kəmˈpli·ʃən/
He was the architect who supervised the completion of the hotel.
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