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complete(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (having all parts)
a. completo
The complete course lasts six weeks.El curso completo dura seis semanas.
2. (not limited in any way)
a. total
Trying to convince her was a complete waste of time.Intentar convencerla fue una pérdida de tiempo total.
b. absoluto
The king had complete control over his subjects' lives.El rey tenía un control absoluto sobre la vida de sus súbditos.
3. (entirely done)
a. terminado
The building is almost complete.El edificio está casi terminado.
b. acabado
The training program will be complete by June.El programa de capacitación habrá acabado antes de junio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to make whole)
a. completar
You can get a scholarship to complete your degree abroad.Puedes conseguir una beca para completar tus estudios en el extranjero.
b. cumplir
He has completed his sentence and will be released tomorrow.Ya ha cumplido su sentencia y será puesto en libertad mañana.
5. (to finish)
a. terminar
You need to complete your homework before watching any television.Si quieres ver televisión, antes tienes que terminar tu tarea.
6. (to fill in)
a. rellenar
Please complete the form and hand it to the nurse when you are ready to see the doctor.Por favor, rellene el formulario y entrégueselo a la enfermera cuando esté listo para ver al médico.
b. cumplimentar (formal)
If you would like further information, please complete the form.Si desea obtener información adicional, cumplimente el formulario.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to formalize a contract) (United Kingdom)
a. formalizar un contrato de compraventa
The purchaser of their house doesn't want to complete until next month.El comprador de la casa no quiere formalizar el contrato de compraventa hasta el mes que viene.
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complete
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (lacking nothing)
a. completo(a)
the complete works of…las obras completas de…
2. (finished)
a. terminado(a), acabado(a)
the work is now completeel trabajo ya está terminado
3. (total, thorough)
a. total, absoluto(a)
a complete turnaround in the situationun vuelco total de la situación
it came as a complete surprisefue una sorpresa absoluta
she is a complete fooles tonta de remate
he's a complete strangeres un completo desconocido
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a. completar, terminar
to complete a formrellenar un impreso
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complete [kəmˈpliːt]
adjective
1 (whole) entero
a complete office block was burnt to the ground un bloque de oficinas entero quedó reducido a cenizas
We were invited to design a complete city from scratch The job sheets eventually filled a complete book
2 (finished) terminado
the work of restoring the farmhouse is complete la restauración de la granja está terminada
...blocks of luxury flats, complete but half-empty The harvesting of groundnuts was complete my report is still not complete
3 (total) [+control, lack] total; absoluto; [+change] total; [+surprise] auténtico
in complete agreement totalmente de acuerdo; en completo acuerdo
in complete contrast to sth/sb todo lo contrario que algo/algn
it's a complete disaster es un completo desastre; es un desastre total
the man's a complete idiot es un auténtico idiota
it is a complete mistake to think that ... es totalmente erróneo pensar que ...
he is the complete opposite of me no nos parecemos en nada
to my complete satisfaction para mi completa or total satisfacción
The rebels had taken complete control You need a complete change of diet The resignation came as a complete surprise The issue has now been resolved to the complete satisfaction of both parties she is exuberant and self-confident,/ in complete contrast to/ her father the final exam was easy and straightforward, in complete contrast to the mock exam
4 (full) [+list, set, group] completo
now our little group is complete again
the Complete Works of Shakespeare las Obras Completas de Shakespeare; at last her happiness was complete por fin, su dicha era completa; no garden is complete without a bed of rose bushes ningún jardín puede considerarse completo si no tiene un arriate de rosales
this is not a complete list
5 (all-round) [+novelist, footballer] completo; perfecto
he is the complete film-maker es el director de cine completo or perfecto
6
complete with:a mansion complete with swimming pool una mansión con piscina y todo; he arrived complete with equipment llegó con todo su equipo; the diary comes complete with a ballpoint pen la agenda viene con bolígrafo incluido; it comes complete with instructions viene con sus correspondientes instrucciones
a house complete with furniture
transitive verb
1 (make up) [+set, collection, team] completar; [+misfortune, happiness] colmar
a grey silk tie completed the outfit una corbata de seda gris completaba el conjunto
The team organizer and one or two of the voluntary workers complete the Committee.
2 (finish) [+work] terminar; acabar; [+contract] cumplir; llevar a cabo
the course takes three years to complete se tarda tres años en hacer el curso; to complete a prison sentence cumplir una pena de cárcel
3 (fill in) [+form, questionnaire] rellenar
complete the application form rellene la solicitud
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