• (British) enPR kŏn'səmət, IPA: /ˈkɒnsəmət/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
  • (America) enPR kŏn'səmət, IPA: /ˈkɑnsəmət/, /kənˈsʌmɪt/
  • (British) enPR kŏn'səmāt, IPA: /ˈkɒnsəmeɪt/, /ˈkɒnsjʊmeɪt/
  • (America) enPR: kŏn'səmāt, IPA: /ˈkɑnsəmeɪt/


  1. Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
    • A man of perfect and consummate virtue.
    • 1900, Guy Wetmore Carryl, "The Singular Sangfroid of Baby Bunting",
      Belinda Bellonia Bunting//Behaved like a consummate loon
    • 1880, Georges Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot, Chapter VII,
      […] Marmaduke, who had the consummate impudence to reply that […]
  2. Highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified.
    a consummate sergeant
    • , Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Section IV,
      The consummate leader cultivates the moral law, […] ; thus it is in his power to control success.
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consummate (consummates, present participle consummating; past and past participle consummated)

  1. (transitive) To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
  2. (transitive) To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch.
  3. (transitive) To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
    After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage.
    • 1890, Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by James MacMullen Rigg, The Decameron, Novel 2, part 10,
      […] in the essay which he made the very first night to serve her so as to consummate the marriage he made a false move, […]
  4. (intransitive) To become perfected, receive the finishing touch.
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