complement[ noun kom-pluh-muh nt; verb kom-pluh-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF complement
Synonyms for complement
- finishing touch
Antonyms for complement
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLEMENT
Each of the other five had thirteen 12-inch guns and a complement of 1,000 men.
The crew of the Avenger is an inconceivable ship's complement for any pirate.
But with this it could journey to Weald with almost any complement on board.
She can be worked with a complement of eighteen seamen and three stokers.
Your intellects, if properly trained, should be the complement of your chief's.
To be this "complement" to the world's want is then his mission.
The preoccupation with form had developed in him as complement of his nature.
The morality was not so much an offshoot as a complement of the miracle.
We had barely our complement of anchors and cables, still less any to come and go on.
The complement of the Victrix had been three hundred, and she'd been a big ship.
late 14c., "that which completes," from Old French compliement "accomplishment, fulfillment" (14c., Modern French complément), from Latin complementum "that which fills up or completes," from complere "fill up" (see complete (adj.)). Originally also having senses which were taken up c.1650-1725 by compliment.