September 10, 2011
- replete (adjective)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : fully or well provided or filled2 : well fed
- How do you use it?
- "Tisha is always very thorough in her research," said Mr. Lee as he presented her award, "so, as usual, her science project was replete with data supporting her hypothesis.
- Are you a word wiz?
Judging from what you know about "replete," which word below do you think is a synonym of "replete"?Answer A is completely right. "Replete" and "complete" both mean containing all that is wanted, needed, or possible. "Complete" implies that everything that is needed in a situation is present (as in "a complete summary of a plan"). "Replete" adds even more; it suggests something filled to the brim (for instance, "a news story replete with details"). Another synonym, "plenary," may be a new word to you. It means "complete in every respect" or "absolute, unqualified" (as in "a committee with plenary power").