1. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    Synonyms : arrant, complete, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter
    Examples :
    • a consummate fool
  2. perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities

    Synonyms : complete
    Examples :
    • consummate happiness
    • a consummate performance
  3. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

    Synonyms : masterful, masterly, virtuoso
    Examples :
    • a consummate artist
    • consummate skill
  4. fulfill sexually

    Type Of : carry out, carry through, action, fulfill, accomplish, execute, fulfil
    Examples :
    • consummate a marriage
  5. make perfect; bring to perfection

    Type Of : carry out, action, fulfil, fulfill, accomplish, carry through, execute


  1. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

    Synonyms : blatant, blazing
  2. obvious to the eye or mind

    Antonyms : inconspicuous
    Examples :
    • a tower conspicuous at a great distance
    • wore conspicuous neckties
    • made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening


  1. agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole

    Type Of : accord, agreement
    Examples :
    • the lack of consensus reflected differences in theoretical positions
    • those rights and obligations are based on an unstated consensus


  1. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

    Synonyms : commit, dedicate, devote, give
    Type Of : apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    Examples :
    • consecrate your life to the church
  2. dedicate to a deity by a vow

    Synonyms : vow
    Type Of : devote, give, dedicate, commit
  3. render holy by means of religious rites

    Synonyms : bless, hallow, sanctify
    Antonyms : desecrate
    Type Of : declare
  4. appoint to a clerical posts

    Synonyms : ordain, order, ordinate
    Type Of : vest, enthrone, invest
  5. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose

    Synonyms : consecrated, dedicated
    Examples :
    • a life consecrated to science
    • the consecrated chapel


  1. an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

    Synonyms : cognoscente
    Type Of : authority


  1. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

    Synonyms : inborn, innate


  1. become gelatinous

    Synonyms : jell, set
    Type Of : solidify


  1. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

    Synonyms : bedevil, befuddle, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw
    Type Of : be
  2. mistake one thing for another

    Synonyms : confuse
    Type Of : mistake, misidentify


  1. a very intense and uncontrolled fire

    Synonyms : inferno
    Type Of : fire


  1. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

    Synonyms : excuse
    Type Of : forgive
    Examples :
    • She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities