- to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
- to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract: The company consummated its deal to buy a smaller firm.
- to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
- complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb: a consummate master of the violin.
- being of the highest or most extreme degree: a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.
Origin of consummate
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Examples from the Web for consummately
And yet, unfortunately for him, that woman is consummately plausible.The Diary of a Man of Fifty
You are consummately ignorant of the power of our great medicine men.La Ronge Journal, 1823
Though her mien was in general haughty, she flattered Zenobia, and consummately.Endymion
His methods were consummately adapted to the genius of the Byzantines.The Prince of India, Volume II
But what need I instance in those that are consummately good?Essays and Miscellanies
- to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
- to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
- accomplished or supremely skilleda consummate artist
- (prenominal) (intensifier)a consummate fool
Word Origin and History for consummately
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, complete" (see consummation). Of persons, "accomplished, very qualified," from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, "to bring to completion," from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare "to sum up, make up, complete, finish" (see consummation). Meaning "to bring a marriage to completion" (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.