complement [n. kom-pluh-muhnt; v. kom-pluh-ment] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||accompaniment, addition, aggregate, augmentation, balance, capacity, completion, consummation, correlate, correlative, counterpart, enhancement, enrichment, entirety, filler, finishing touch, makeweight, pendant, quota, remainder, rest, rounding-off, supplement, total, totality|
|Notes:||complement is 'to complete, round out' and compliment is 'to praise or admire' and as a noun it is an expression of praise or admiration
complement means an addition will serve to complete something or form with it to make a whole while a supplement is an addition to something already regarded as complete or whole; complement can also mean 'the full quantity, number, or amount'