complement

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsnoun: /ˈkɒmplɪmənt/, verb: /ˈkɒmplɪmənt/ /ˈkɒmplɪmɛnt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. ˈkɑmpləmənt; v. ˈkɑmpləˌmɛnt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. komplə mənt; v. komplə ment′)


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complement

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [fine, great, wonderful, charming] complement to
  2. a [fine] complement to any [room, kitchen, terrace, garden]
  3. is the [ideal, perfect] complement to
  4. a complement to the [book, series, set]
  5. a full complement of [instructors, teaching staff, medics, monitors]
  6. a [full, normal] compliment of cabin crew
  7. We now have a full complement of [services, staff].
  8. [White wine] is a great complement to [fish, this dish].
  9. [provide, make, offer] the perfect complement to
  10. [acts, serves] as a complement to
  11. grammar: a complement [describes, identifies] the subject
  12. grammar: [an object, a subject, a verb, an adjective] complement
v
  1. complement a [diet, meal, dessert] (with)
  2. complement [skills, speed, strength] (with)
  3. complement a [look, dress, jacket]
  4. [accessories, jewels, features] complement the [look]
  5. [details, pieces, colors] that complement your (existing) [wardrobe, outfits, clothing]
  6. that complement your [outfit, look, coloring, skin tone]
  7. [clothes, styles] to complement the [fuller, female] figure
  8. the [colors, foods, clothes, styles, flavors] complement each other
  9. [they, the couple] complement each other
  10. complement [business, incentives, activities]
  11. complement [existing, new, current] incentives
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