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complement

com·ple·ment

complement

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pl mnt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: something that goes well with a thing or makes a perfect addition to it.
Fruit would be a good complement for this meal.
synonyms:
accompaniment
similar words:
addition, crown
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: complemented, complementing, complements
definition: to go well with, complete, or perfect.
These lights complement her art work.
 
synonyms:
cap, complete, conclude, perfect
similar words:
finish, round out
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word compliment (a flattering comment)? Complement and compliment sound alike, but they have different meanings.
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