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1‘the complete interview will appear in next week's issue’
entire, whole, full, total, intact, uncut, unshortened, unabridged, comprehensive
2‘their research was complete’
finished, ended, concluded, completed, finalized, accomplished, achieved, fulfilled, discharged, settled, done
informal wrapped up, sewn up, polished off, sorted out
3‘you're acting like a complete fool’
absolute, out-and-out, utter, total, real, outright, downright, thoroughgoing, thorough, positive, proper, veritable, prize, perfect, consummate, unqualified, unmitigated, sheer, rank
inveterate, congenital, dyed-in-the-wool, true blue
in every respect
North American full-bore
British informal right
Australian NZ informal fair
rare right-down, apodictic
1‘she advised him to complete his architectural training’
finish, end, conclude, bring to a conclusion, finalize, wind up, consummate, bring to fruition
crown, cap, set the seal on
informal wrap up, sew up, polish off, sort out
2‘the outfit was completed with a delicate veil’
finish off, round off, top off, make perfect, perfect, crown, cap, complement, add the finishing touch to, add the final touch to
3‘entrants are required to complete an application form’
fill in, fill out, fill up, answer
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