replete vs complete : Common Errors in English

About replete vs complete

“Replete” usually means “stuffed,” “full to overflowing.” After eating a complete ten-course meal, you are replete.Although it has been used as a simple synonym for “complete,” this is now an unusual usage, and it is better to stick with the more common word “complete” when you have a choice.

replete Meaning(s)

  • (s) (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated
  • (v) fill to satisfaction
  • (s) filled to satisfaction with food or drink

complete Meaning(s)

  • (v) come or bring to a finish or an end
  • (v) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
  • (v) complete or carry out
  • (v) complete a pass
  • (v) write all the required information onto a form
  • (a) having every necessary or normal part or component or step
  • (s) perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
  • (s) highly skilled
  • (s) without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • (s) having come or been brought to a conclusion

replete in News

  1. Spring wine festival set Saturday

    Imagine a laid-back country setting in a relaxed hilltop atmosphere replete with jazz music and a lush June backdrop.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Register-Herald

  2. Questions on a rosy evaluation

    City Manager Mike O'Brien last night provided the City Council with his annual self-evaluation report, replete with his customary sugary rhetoric.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. School's Out: 5 Great Summer Reads For Teens

    NPR Books is replete with readers of grown-up books, but editor Petra Mayer prefers a good YA novel any day. She picks five (well, really six) of her favorite summer YA reads, from first love in 1980s Omaha to far-future Brazil and beyond.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: NPR

complete in News

  1. “The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)”

    “The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)” stars Eric Yazell, of Sedalia, top, Tommy Waller, of Sedalia, and Zach Craft, of Butler.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sedalia Democrat

  2. Complete effort for Britton

    PORTLAND — Drake Britton (5-5) tossed his first career complete game, a six-hit shutout, as the Portland Sea Dogs (33-28) beat the Erie SeaWolves (32-29) 2- 0 in game one of an Eastern League doubleheader at Hadlock Field. Game two was postponed due to rain and will be made up as a part of a twinbill tonight, beginning at 6 p.m. read more
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Times Record

  3. Complete Sourcing Solutions Announces Bundled Solutions With Mobile Security Leader Symantec Corporation

    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- Symtek Inc., a unit of Complete Sourcing Solutions, Inc. and a leading producer of mobile accessories for Apple and Android Smartphones, announces that its TekPower family of AC & ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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