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To carry into completion; to fulfill; to accomplish.

A Common-Law Marriage is consummated when the parties live in a manner intended to bring about public recognition of their relationship as Husband and Wife.

To consummate an agreement is to carry it out completely, as in a consummated sale. It is to bring to completion whatever was either intended or undertaken to be done.


verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, attain, attain the goal, bring to a close, bring to effect, carry into effect, carry out, carry through, carry to completion, complete, conclude, conficere, do thoroughly, effect, effectuate, end, execute, finalize, finish, follow through, fulfill, implement, leave nothing to be desired, perficere, prosecute to a conclusion, reach the goal, render complete, terminate, to bring to completion
Associated concepts: consummate dower, consummation of a marriage, consummation of an agreement, constructive service
Foreign phrases: Omne testamentum morte consummatum est.Every will is consummated by death.
See also: abandon, absolute, accomplish, adhere to, arrant, attain, cease, close, commit, complete, comprehensive, conclude, culminate, definite, definitive, discharge, discontinue, dispatch, finish, fulfill, ideal, implement, mature, outright, perfect, perform, perpetrate, realize, ripe, sterling, superlative, terminate, thorough, transact, unlimited, unqualified

CONSUMMATE. What is completed. A right is said to be initiate, when it is not complete; and when it is perfected, it is consummated.

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Although the Company continues to believe that it is not a public shell and that the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by its strategic growth strategy should result in the Company continuing to operate a sustainable and ongoing business, there can be no assurance given that the Company's efforts to implement its strategic growth strategy will result in the acquisition of entities or businesses on terms as favorable as the Company anticipates, that any acquisition the Company consummates would result in growth in operating income or profits or that the Panel will agree that any acquisition the Company consummates on or before August 31, 2005 will result in the Company having a sustainable operating business.
3(b) of the merger agreement requiring the payment of a $20 million termination fee to Silver if Gold Banc consummates, or enters into an agreement or binding letter of intent providing for consummation of, an acquisition proposal (as defined in the merger agreement) within twelve months after the termination of the merger agreement.
1(j)(A) of the merger agreement provides that Gold Banc may terminate the merger agreement if it reasonably determines that the timely satisfaction of any of the conditions to its obligations to consummate the merger has become impossible, other than as a result of any failure on the part of Gold Banc to comply with or perform any covenant or obligation set forth in the merger agreement.
Receipt of stockholder approval of the merger is one of the conditions to Gold Banc's obligation to consummate the merger.
Flooring America has amended the Offer and Solicitation to limit its offer to purchase Notes to up to $25 million aggregate principal amount of Notes (the "Initial Purchase Amount"), rather than up to $40 million aggregate principal amount of Notes, and to provide for the Company to consummate additional offers to purchase up to $15,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes (such aggregate principal amount of Notes, as reduced by the aggregate principal amount of Notes as to which the Company consummates such offers to purchase, the "Deferred Purchase Amount"), by March 31, 2001 (with offers to purchase not less than $10 million of said principal amount of Notes required to be consummated by December 31, 2000).