complement complement  /ˈkɑm plə mənt/


  1. (n) a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
  2. (n) a complete number or quantity
  3. (n) number needed to make up a whole force
  4. (n) something added to complete or embellish or make perfect
  5. (n) one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
  6. (n) either of two parts that mutually complete each other
  7. (v) make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to


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  1. At these times, their sometimes enigmatic, often lyrical images seem to complement New England's lavish but barren beauty.
  2. It may also complement the aggravation that Fox stars cause many on the opposite side of the political spectrum.
  3. Centric will complement BET, executives say, by appealing to an older and more affluent audience.


  1. Asquith Hall Nursing Home Introduces Reiki Therapy Sessions to Help Dementia Sufferers

    Reiki Healing sessions are to be integrated alongside other complementary therapies and traditional medicines in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Will Neymar to Barcelona Work? How Will He Play with Lionel Messi?

    The most talked-about transfer in football over the last two seasons is finally done. Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos , and now the biggest question remains: Will the Catalan kings get a return on their investment? Many think Barcelona have spent their money wisely. Others are in a wait-and-see mode. Let the debate begin. Will Neymar complement Lionel Messi , or will he try to compete with ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Market headwinds raise stakes for Abe's Japan revival plan

    By Tomasz Janowski and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - This is not how Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe probably imagined reaching a key milestone in his economic revival plan. Pro-growth measures meant to complement hefty doses of budget and monetary stimulus met with a cool reception and their formal approval on Friday coincided with turbulence in financial markets hit by sharp reversals in ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "To break that adverse feedback loop, it is essential that we continue to complement fiscal stimulus with strong government action to stabilize financial institutions and financial markets," Bernanke said.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm there to complement the best running back in the league, Adrian Peterson," Gerhart said. "It's amazing. I remember when I first started college, Adrian Peterson was the man in college. I remember saying I want to emulate my game after...
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Toby Gerhart Source:

  3. "I think we complement each other on the court because we're both extremely positive," Venus said. "We never, ever in our lives have said nasty things to each other. We just don't operate that way."
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Venus Williams Source:

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