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 consummately
Though her mien was in general haughty, she flattered Zenobia, and consummately.Endymion|Benjamin Disraeli
The ruse also so consummately planned by Badger, in case of any hitch or exposure, was vigorously acted out.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
Major-General Saldern had charge of this, a man of many talents; and did it consummately.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
A fierce joy consumed him at having so consummately planned Valentina's ruin, yet he did not wish to face her again that night.Love-at-Arms|Raphael Sabatini
I roared with laughter; I had seldom seen anything so consummately slick in my life.
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.