verb (used with object), con·sum·mat·ed, con·sum·mat·ing.
- consumer terrorism,
- consummatory behavior,
- consummatory behaviour
Origin of consummate
Examples from the Web for consummate
If it sounds as though Scott is a consummate politician, skilled at avoiding controversy, think again.
Like Biden, Klain is a consummate fixer, with Georgetown and Harvard Law School degrees thrown in for good measure.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
David, the consummate suitor, naturally pulled out all the stops to woo his lady love.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary|Erin Cunningham|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First-time candidate and full-time economics professor Dave Brat decisively defeated the consummate pol by a 55 to 45 margin.
The monarch, the consummate PR, the head of the nation, had been supremely outplayed on her home territory.
So far can a fine fastidiousness, allied to a sentiment of compassion, go towards making a man a consummate hypocrite.Mercy Philbrick's Choice|Helen Hunt Jackson
She reproached herself for imagining it was possible to consummate a revenge on man by such means.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
The notion that the Book of Daniel could only have been written by a statesman or a consummate politician is mere fancy.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
With consummate indolence, he turned to Mortimer, inquiring: 'And who may this other person be?'Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
Where else should we look for the brilliant lucidity and consummate point which Voltaire has given us?Landmarks in French Literature|G. Lytton Strachey
verb (ˈkɒnsəˌmeɪt) (tr)
adjective (kənˈsʌmɪt, ˈkɒnsəmɪt)
Word Origin for consummate
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.