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Meaning & Definition of Complement in English

English

Complement

/kɑmpləmənt/

noun

1. A word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

    synonym:
  • complement

2. A complete number or quantity

  • "A full complement"
    synonym:
  • complement

3. Number needed to make up a whole force

  • "A full complement of workers"
    synonym:
  • complement
  • ,
  • full complement

4. Something added to complete or embellish or make perfect

  • "A fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"
  • "Wild rice was served as an accompaniment to the main dish"
    synonym:
  • complement
  • ,
  • accompaniment

5. One of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response

    synonym:
  • complement

6. Either of two parts that mutually complete each other

    synonym:
  • complement

verb

1. Make complete or perfect

  • Supply what is wanting or form the complement to
  • "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"
    synonym:
  • complement