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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLETES

The meaning of the sounds replaces and completes the meaning of the words, as in Italian opera.

This done you knit the four stitches of the third pin, which completes the twist.

This completes the circuit again and the clapper is pulled down.

This completes the shanty, but a bunk and fireplace are usually added.

The name of Jonathan Trumbull completes the list of American artists.

He is the exact opposite of Gower, he completes Chaucer himself.

This, as it is carried from hole to hole, completes the circuit of a full month.

This completes the picot, the bar is then buttonholed to the end.

An effective climax often completes a story in the most satisfactory way.

Join ef, that is, draw the top line of the roof, which completes it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French complet "full," or directly from Latin completus, past participle of complere "to fill up, complete the number of (a legion, etc.)," transferred to "to fill, to fulfill, to finish (a task)," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + plere "to fill" (see pleio-).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.