Synonyms of complement


1. complement, construction, grammatical construction, expression

usage: a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

2. complement, count

usage: a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"

3. complement, full complement, work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men

usage: number needed to make up a whole force; "a full complement of workers"

4. complement, accompaniment, adjunct

usage: 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"

5. complement, enzyme

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

6. complement, counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis

usage: either of two parts that mutually complete each other


1. complement, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

usage: 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"

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