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verb [T] uk   us   /kəmˈpliːt/

complete verb [T] (MAKE WHOLE)

A2 to make whole or perfect: Complete the sentence with one of the adjectives provided. He only needs two more cards to complete the set. All she needed to complete her happiness was a baby.A2 to write all the details asked for on a form or other document: Have you completed your application form yet?
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complete verb [T] (FINISH)

A2 to finish doing something: He's just completed filming his 17th feature film. The palace took over 20 years to complete. She will complete her studies in France.
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complete

adjective uk   us   /kəmˈpliːt/

complete adjective (VERY GREAT)

B1 [before noun] very great or to the largest degree possible: The man's a complete fool! I need a break, a complete change of scene. I made a complete and utter mess of it!
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complete adjective (WHOLE)

B1 with all the parts: the complete works of Oscar Wilde The report comes complete with (= including) diagrams and colour photographs. Sun, sand, and romance - her holiday was complete.
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