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Definition of complement verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

complement

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkɑmpləˌmɛnt//
 
complement somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they complement
 
he / she / it complements
 
past simple complemented
 
-ing form complementing
 
 
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to add to something in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive The excellent menu is complemented by a good wine list. The team needs players who complement each other. Which Word?compliment / complement These words have similar spellings but completely different meanings. If you compliment someone, you say something very nice to them:She complimented me on my English.If one thing complements another, the two things work or look better because they are together:The different flavors complement each other perfectly. The adjectives are also often confused. Complimentary:She made some very complimentary remarks about my English.It can also mean “free”:There was a complimentary basket of fruit in our room.Complementary:The team members have different but complementary skills.
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