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COMPLETE, adjective

1. Having no deficiency; perfect.

And ye are complete in him who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10.

2. Finished; ended; concluded; as, the edifice is complete

This course of vanity almost complete

In strict propriety, this word admits of no comparison; for that which is complete cannot be more or less so. But as the word, like many others, is used with some indefiniteness of signification, it is customary to qualify it with more, most, less and least. More complete most complete less complete are common expressions.

3. In botany, a complete flower is one furnished with a calyx and corolla. Vaillant. Or having all the parts of a flower.

COMPLETE, verb transitive

1. To finish; to end; to perfect; as, to complete a bridge, or an edifice; to complete an education.

2. To fill to accomplish; as, to complete hopes or desires.

3. To fulfil; to accomplish; to perform; as, the prophecy of Daniel is completed.