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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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Kemal Ataturk was the consummator of the Armenian Genocide and responsible for the genocide of many other minorities in Turkey during his rule.
6) The scope of this essay will not do it justice, but at the heart of Soulen's proposal is a shift in the emphasis of Christian theology away from its historical emphasis on God's work as Redeemer, delivering humanity from sin and guilt on the cross, in favor of God's work as a Consummator, who works for the renewing and perfecting of creation in accordance with a plan that was in place from the very beginning.
The church is wrongly described unless it is described as the church for that place, and the meaning of the preposition "for" is determined christologically; that is to say by what Jesus Christ has done, is doing and will do with and for the world as its author, redeemer and consummator.