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Synonyms for complement

Synonyms for complement

something that completes another

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something added to another for embellishment or completion

to supply what is lacking

Synonyms for complement

a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

a complete number or quantity

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number needed to make up a whole force

something added to complete or embellish or make perfect

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one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response

either of two parts that mutually complete each other

make complete or perfect

References in classic literature ?
The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.
I divided the forces into divisions, regiments, battalions, companies, and even to platoons and sections, appointing the full complement of officers and noncommissioned officers.
I built her plank by plank, and copper-fastened her, selected her masts and every timber of her, and personally signed on her full ship's complement fore-and-aft, and outfitted her amongst the Jews, and sailed with her to the South Seas and the treasure buried a fathom under the sand.
The complement of this graceful self-respect, and that of all the points of good breeding I most require and insist upon, is deference.
There came the explicit statement of the agreement to victual the German airships, to supply the complement of explosives to replace those employed in the fight and in the destruction of the North Atlantic fleet, to pay the enormous ransom of forty million dollars, and to surrender the in the East River.
The airships were quite unequal to the transport of any adequate landing parties; their complement of men was just sufficient to manoeuvre and fight them in the air.
and his predecessors; and he saw that the complement was not half empty.
He and I were all that were left of the DUCHESS'S complement, and I was pretty well to the bad, while he was helpless now that the shooting was over.
He was followed by a sulky agricultural youth in top-boots--and then, the complement of passengers on our seat behind the coachman was complete.
Wit, the brilliant perception of incongruities, is a matter of Intellect and the complement of Humor.
Charles believed in temptresses, who are indeed the strong man's necessary complement, and having no sense of humour, he could not purge himself of the thought by a smile.
It had kept its boughs unshattered, and its full complement of leaves; and the whole in perfect verdure, except a single branch, that, by the earlier change with which the elm-tree sometimes prophesies the autumn, had been transmuted to bright gold.
Compare (24), which demonstrates that negation destroys implications in nonfinite complements.
Fantastic Foods Healthy Complements 100 Percent Natural Side Dishes - Hacienda Spanish Rice Pilaf, Four Grain Pilaf With Wild Rice, Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Couscous, Royal Thai Couscous, Risotto Classico and Tuscany Mushroom Risotto; $2.
Also, even when scientists could get molecules to replicate, those molecules could not make copies of their complements.