consummate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “consummate” in the English Dictionary

"consummate" in British English

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consummateadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sə.mət/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ formal
perfect, or ​complete in every way: a ​life of consummate ​happiness He's a consummate ​athlete/​gentleman/​liar.

consummateverb [T]

/ˈkɒn.sjʊ.meɪt/  us /ˈkɑːn.sə-/

consummate verb [T] (HAVE SEX)

specialized law to make a ​marriage or ​romanticrelationshipcomplete by having ​sex: The ​marriage was never consummated.

consummate verb [T] (COMPLETE)

formal to make something ​complete or ​perfect
(Definition of consummate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consummate" in American English

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 us   /ˈkɑn·sə·mət, kənˈsʌm·ət/
perfect; ​complete in every way: consummate ​skill

consummateverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɑn·səˌmeɪt/
to ​complete: The ​deal was consummated with a ​handshake. To consummate a ​marriage is to make it ​complete by having ​sex.
(Definition of consummate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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