Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun complement

6 senses of complement

Sense 1
complement -- (a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction)
       => construction, grammatical construction, expression -- (a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner")

Sense 2
complement -- (a complete number or quantity; "a full complement")
       => count -- (the total number counted; "a blood count")

Sense 3
complement, full complement -- (number needed to make up a whole force; "a full complement of workers")
       => work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men -- (the force of workers available)

Sense 4
complement, accompaniment -- (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")
       => adjunct -- (something added to another thing but not an essential part of it)

Sense 5
complement -- (one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response)
       => enzyme -- (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)

Sense 6
complement -- (either of two parts that mutually complete each other)
       => counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis -- (a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb complement

1 sense of complement

Sense 1
complement -- (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")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

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