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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.

References in classic literature ?
His death, dieth the consummating one triumphantly, surrounded by hoping and promising ones.
In the office sector alone, the company was also the leading tenant representative consummating one million SF of leases, nearly three times its nearest competitor.
PDMC anticipates consummating the private placement on or before the end of fiscal 1994; provided, however, it is subject to a variety of contingencies, including market conditions prior to the time of consummation, and thus there is no assurance that it can be consummated on acceptable terms.
These factors include, but are not limited to, the following: failure to obtain, delays in obtaining or adverse conditions contained in any required regulatory approvals; failure to consummate or delay in consummating the merger for other reasons; changes in laws or regulations; and changes in general economic conditions.
If a broker is protected by an exclusive brokerage agreement, the broker will be much more willing to concentrate on an assignment, since the probability of consummating a transaction will be substantially higher than if an exclusive arrangement did not exist.
Important factors known to Southwest Casino Corporation that could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include: all risks associated with consummating financing transactions, a securities purchase and an asset acquisition; government approval requirements, operating in a heavily regulated industry; operating a limited stakes casino, and all other risks described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed on pages 11 to 19 of Southwest Casino Corporation's Form 10-KSB filed March 31, 2006, which discussion is incorporated by reference.
The Company indicated that the proceeds from the 2006 Credit Facilities were used to repay in full approximately $800 million of outstanding indebtedness under the term loan facility of RCPC's 2004 bank credit agreement, plus accrued interest and a prepayment fee, with the balance of the proceeds being available for general corporate purposes, after paying fees and expenses incurred in connection with consummating the 2006 Credit Facilities.