Consummately



[verb kon-suh-meyt; adjective kuh n-suhm-it, kon-suh-mit] /verb ˈkɒn səˌmeɪt; adjective kənˈsʌm ɪt, ˈkɒn sə mɪt/

verb (used with object), consummated, consummating.
1.
to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2.
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.
3.
to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.
adjective
4.
complete or perfect; supremely skilled; superb:
a consummate master of the violin.
5.
being of the highest or most extreme degree:
a work of consummate skill; an act of consummate savagery.
verb (transitive) (ˈkɒnsəˌmeɪt)
1.
to bring to completion or perfection; fulfil
2.
to complete (a marriage) legally by sexual intercourse
adjective (kənˈsʌmɪt; ˈkɒnsəmɪt)
3.
accomplished or supremely skilled: a consummate artist
4.
(prenominal) (intensifier): a consummate fool
adj.

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.
v.

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.

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