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    Can you say "to have right individuality" in the sense of "to have complete individuality"? Thanks for your answers

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    right and complete are not synonymous word. so we cannot use right instead of complete.

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    I found an article in a dictionary which says that right and complete can be synonymous. But I don't know wheter they are synonymous in this sentence - maybe a native speaker can tell us.

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    right can be a noun/adjective/verb/adverb
    complete
    can be an adjective/verb

    now sunshine you tell me please that what did you see in the dictionary?
    when is it synonymous? as adjective or verb?

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    I'm talking about the adjective as it is mentioned in the example above.

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    See Complete as adjective with two meanings:
    1.
    adjective
    with all the parts:
    the complete works of Oscar Wilde
    The report comes complete with (= including) diagrams and colour photographs.
    Sun, sand and romance - her holiday was complete.
    2. adjective [before noun]
    very great or to the largest degree possible:
    The man's a complete fool!
    I need a break, a complete change of scene.
    I made a complete and utter mess of it!

    See Right as adjective with different meanings:
    adjective
    meaning: Correct:
    1
    You got three answers right and two wrong.
    I set the clock to the right time.
    "Is that Ms Kramer?" "Yes, that's right."
    Am I right in thinking (= Is it true) that you will be at the conference?
    You're right to be annoyed - you've been treated very badly.
    You must put matters right (= make the situation better) by telling the truth.

    2 If you are right about something or someone, you are correct in your judgment or statement about it or them:
    You were right about Pete - he's a real troublemaker.

    meaning: Suitable
    adjective
    1 suitable or desirable, or as it should be:
    He's the right person for the job.
    I think you've made the right decision.
    The temperature of the swimming pool was just right (= exactly as I wanted it).
    That hat looks just right on you.
    He thought the time was right to let his intentions be known.

    2 describes a person who is considered to be socially important or a place that is considered socially desirable:
    She knows all the right people.
    He likes to be seen in the right clubs and restaurants.

    meaning:Morally acceptable
    adjective [after verb]
    considered fair or morally acceptable by most people:
    I don't believe they should have put him in prison. It isn't right.
    [+ to infinitive] It's not right to criticize someone behind their back.
    [+ that] It is only (= completely) right that men and women should be paid the same for doing the same work.

    meaning: Healthy
    adjective
    healthy, or working correctly:
    Since eating that food last night, I haven't felt quite right.
    Something isn't quite right with the brakes on your bike.

    WHERE CAN YOU SEE THEM SYNONYMOUS?

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    Do you speak German? Then I send you my dictionary article.
    I do not CLAIM that it is synonymous, I just ASK if there is a native speaker who could tell me whether it could be synonymous in this case.

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    Dear Sunshine,
    Sorry, if i was harsh in my post!
    Actually i wanted to be friendly....and only for that reason i tried to give you
    a comprehensive reply.
    i thought that i would be able to help you and i trust you regarding your
    dictionary reference of course. Thanks for your sharing this topic.

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    Default Re: right/complete

    They are not synonyms.

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    Barb_D, thanks for your answer!

    abdmlkbd: no problem.

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