Definition of 'complement'
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They complement each other perfectly and take on any challenge. The Sun (2016)It was a surprise choice, but they complemented one another. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What is the shape of an indifference curve for two goods that are perfect complements? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)You have a better chance of winning a football match if you have a full complement. The Sun (2012)We work well together and complement each other. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These two herbs complement each other very well. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)Try to pick ones that complement each other. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most goods are neither perfect substitutes nor perfect complements for other goods. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)They were perfect foils and complements for one another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They might be unlikely bedfellows but they complement each other perfectly. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)The two goods are perfect substitutes for one individual and perfect complements for the other individual. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)The navy still lacks the full complement of escort vessels needed to form a carrier fleet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They both need to be well organised and complement each other. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The two processes should complement each other. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)They complement one another perfectly and compliment each other frequently. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The two goods are perfect complements for both individuals. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)This conceit served to point out just how well the strengths of one complemented the skills of the other. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is something very satisfying about a film with a directing style that so neatly complements the subject matter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Friends and co-workers come up with some good ideas to complement those you have already. The Sun (2015)We should be approaching the middle of February with the full complement of players. The Sun (2009)I discovered by accident that its peppery flavour is complemented by coriander. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The acidity cuts through the egg yolk, while the greener flavours complement the chives and the lettuce hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I noticed that none of their services had a complete complement of Scripture readings. Christianity Today (2000)The jester, while he may have been the counterpart of the king, also complements and completes him. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)
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Translations for 'complement'
British English: complement VERB
If one thing complements another, it goes well with the other thing and makes its good qualities more noticeable.
Nutmeg, parsley, and cider all complement the flavour of these beans well.
British English: complement NOUN
Something that is a complement to something else complements it.
The green wallpaper is the perfect complement to the old pine of the dresser.
Definition of complement from the Collins English Dictionary
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