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complementverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.ment/ us   /ˈkɑːm.plə.ment/

complementnoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.ment/ us   /ˈkɑːm.plə.ment/
(Definition of complement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 news story.
complementary
adjective us   /ˌkɑm·pləˈmen·tə·ri, -tri/
This ancient Chinese therapy is part of the complementary treatment program 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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