complement Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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complementverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɑm·pləˌment/
to ​help make something or someone more ​complete or ​effective: She used ​photographs to complement the ​text of the ​newsstory.
adjective  us   /ˌkɑm·pləˈmen·tə·ri, -tri/
This ​ancient Chinese ​therapy is ​part of the complementary ​treatmentprogram for ​pain.

complementnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·plə·mənt/
A complement is a ​number of ​people or things that makes something ​complete: We had a ​full complement of ​reporters and photographers along. grammar A complement is ​part of a word or phrase that ​completes the predicate (= the ​part of a ​sentence that gives ​information about the ​subject), as “nothing” in “They told him nothing.”
(Definition of complement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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