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Definition 1: something added to complete or embellish or make perfect - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where complement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner
  • wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish

Synonyms for complement in the sense of this definition

(complement is a kind of ...) something added to another thing but not an essential part of it

Definition 2: either of two parts that mutually complete each other - [noun denoting cognition]

(complement is a kind of ...) a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

Definition 3: a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction - [noun denoting communication]

(complement is a kind of ...) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit

"I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

Definition 4: number needed to make up a whole force - [noun denoting group]

Samples where complement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a full complement of workers

Synonyms for complement in the sense of this definition

(complement is a kind of ...) the force of workers available

(... is a kind of complement ) crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

Definition 5: a complete number or quantity - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where complement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a full complement

(complement is a kind of ...) the total number counted

"a blood count"

Definition 6: one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response - [noun denoting substance]

(complement is a kind of ...) any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

(... is part of complement) a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen

Definition 7: make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to - [verb of change]

Samples where complement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup

(complement is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

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