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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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29] It comprises 10 items for anticipatory pleasure and eight items for consummatory pleasure.
All events, that is, response, occurrence of the square for the consummatory response, point increment, and point decrement, were accompanied by a brief sound through a speaker located on each desk in Spaces A and B.
Relation of obesity to consummatory and anticipatory food reward.
This situation has been prevailing from the beginning of the 1990s and the motto children are actually led by is the consummatory system.
Role of dopamine in anticipatory and consummatory aspects of sexual behavior in the male rat.
This creative process, broadly identified with Eros, was the erotic passion that drove philosophic inquiry; it was the consummatory power that drove artistic inventiveness.
Ajzen's TPB has previously predicted types of planned consummatory behaviors, such as vitamin supplement intake and diet.
A: I did a study recently with one of my doctoral students where we tracked for 35 contiguous days--the full menstrual cycle--every imaginable consummatory behavior a woman engages in across those 35 days.
21,22) According to Klein, (21) the experience of appetitive pleasure encourages the acting-out of the pursuit for consummatory pleasure.
On the other hand, a procedure of consummatory Successive Negative Contrast (cSNC) in animals that had been neonatally treated with CLI was performed (Ruetti, Justel, & Mustaca, 2008).
While not focusing on physical activity, a series of experiments have demonstrated that increasing the variety of available options increases consummatory behaviors when purchasing goods (Kahn & Isen, 1993; McAlister & Pessemier, 1982; Menon & Kahn, 1995; Steenkamp & Gielens, 2003).
It is well-known that sexual behavior in female rats is characterized by both appetitive and consummatory components, named proceptivity and receptivity (Beach 1976).