V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the act of bringing something to completion; 2. completing a marriage in the legal sense, through sexual intercourse

Synonyms: fulfillment, completion, conclusion, actualization, culmination, realization, attainment, fruition


Tips: One often hears the phrase "consummation of a life's work" to denote the completion of a person's lifelong efforts. It is similar to pinnacle in its essence of "high point," yet more of a summary and ending to the entirety of something.

Usage Examples:

The consummation of a lifetime of his charitable contributions was a library built in his honor. (fulfillment, culmination)

The tireless scientist felt that a cure for cancer would be the consummation of a lifetime of research. (fruition, fulfillment)

Becoming the publisher and editor-in-chief of her own magazine was the consummation of a lifetime of work in the publishing industry. (culmination, fulfillment)

The consummation of our beautiful trip to Hawaii was marked by the most gorgeous sunset I have ever seen. (conclusion)

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