Definitions and translations for "complement"

Definition of complement

1. 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.
2. Either of two parts that mutually complete each other.
3. A word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction.
4. One of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response.
5. 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.
6. A complete number or quantity.
A full complement.
7. Number needed to make up a whole force.
A full complement of workers.
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English - English - complement

n. that which makes perfect; something added to complete; that which fills or makes whole; counterpart, corresponding part; number of crew members required on a ship
v. complete, make whole, make perfect
n. complement, object

English - Spanish - complement

s. complemento, parte complementaria, suplemento
v. complementar, completar, suplementar

English - French - complement

n. complément
v. compléter

English - German - complement

n. Komplement, Ergänzung, Vervollständigung
v. ergänzen

English - Indonesian - complement

n. imbangan, imbang, komplemen, awak kapal yg lengkap, pelengkap
v. menambah, menambahkan, melengkapi, menyempurnakan, mengimbangi

English - Italian - complement

s. ciò che completa il numero; complemento; numero di membri di equipaggio richiesto su una nave
v. completare; essere complemento a, essere il complemento di

English - Polish - complement

n. uzupełnienie, dopełnienie, komplet
v. dopełniać, uzupełniać, kompletować, dopełnić, uzupełnić

English - Portuguese - complement

s. complemento; norma completa; contraparte, parte correspondente; número de funcionários necessários à tripulação de um navio
v. complementar, completar, preencher

English - Romanian - complement

n. complement, complinire, completare, complet, set, garnitură, echipaj {mil.}
v. completa, complini

English - Russian - complement

с. дополнение, комплимент
г. дополнять, служить дополнением до целого, укомплектовывать

English - Turkish - complement

f. tamamlamak
i. tamamlayıcı, bütünleyici şey, tümleç, tamlık, bütün, tam kadro, bütünler açı

English - Ukrainian - complement

n. доповнення, додаток, комплект, склад
v. доповнювати, укомплектовувати

Romanian - English - complement

n. complement, object
a. adjunctive

Dutch - English - complement

n. complement, that which makes perfect; that which fills or makes whole

English - Dutch - complement

zn. vervolmaking, aanvulling; vereiste hoeveelheid
ww. aanvullen

English - Greek - complement

ουσ. συμπλήρωμα
ρήμ. συμπληρώνω

Dutch - French - complement

(algemeen) complément (m)

English - Arabic - complement

‏تكملة، مجموعة كاملة، المتمم، الداحر بالرياضيات‏
‏تمم، شكل تتمة ل‏

English - Chinese - complement

(名) 补足物; 余角; 补语
(动) 补助; 补足

English - Chinese - complement

(名) 補足物; 餘角; 補語
(動) 補助; 補足

English - Hindi - complement

n. इज़ाफ़ा, परिवर्द्धन, अनुपूरण, पूरक
v. इज़ाफ़ा करना, परिवर्द्धन करना, जोड़ना, पूरक जोड़ना

English - Japanese - complement

(動) 補完する
(名) 補足; 補語; 全数; 定員

English - Korean - complement

명. 보충물, 보완물; 한쌍으로 된것의 한 쪽;전승무원
동. 완성하다, 완전하게 하다

English - Vietnamese - complement

n. phần phụ, bổ xung, bổ túc từ
v. bổ thể
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Synonyms for complement
1. aggregate: wholeness, entirety, totality, the works
2. supplement: balance, counterpart, remainder, addition, reciprocal, equivalent
3. company: troupe, cast, crew, team
4. round out: add to, fill out, complete, culminate, supplement, cap, correlate
Verb forms for complement
Present participle: complementing
Present: complement (3.person: complements)
Past: complemented
Future: will complement
Present conditional: would complement
Present Perfect: have complemented (3.person: has complemented)
Past Perfect: had complemented
Future Perfect: will have complemented
Past conditional: would have complemented