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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
complement /'kɔmpliment/
  • danh từ
    • phần bù, phần bổ sung
    • (quân sự) quân số đầy đủ
      • ship's complement: quân số đầy đủ cần cho công tác trên tàu
    • (ngôn ngữ học) bổ ngữ
    • (toán học) phần bù (góc...)
    • (sinh vật học) thể bù, bổ thể
    • ngoại động từ
      • làm đầy, đủ, bù cho đầy đủ, bổ sung
    Concise Dictionary
    +a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
    +a complete number or quantity
    +number needed to make up a whole force
    +something added to complete or make perfect
    +one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
    +either of two parts that mutually complete each other
    +make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 completion, perfection, confirmation, finishing touch, consummation:
    The grand tour was considered the necessary complement of an English education in the 18th century.
    2 crew, team, company, band, outfit; quota, allowance, quorum:
    The regiment's full complement was attained by selecting from among the recruits.
    3 complete, perfect, round out or off, set off, top off; flesh out:
    The setting was complemented by a huge floral arrangement. His argument was complemented by evidence from rare documents.
    4 supplement, enhance, add to:
    These are facts that complement but do not contradict her story.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb [VN] to add to sth in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive: The excellent menu is complemented by a good wine list. + The team needs players who complement each other. - COMPLIMENT
    + noun
    1 ~ (to sth) a thing that adds new qualities to sth in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive
    2 the complete number or quantity needed or allowed: We've taken our full complement of trainees this year.
    3 (grammar) a word or words, especially an adjective or a noun, that is used after linking verbs such as be and become, and describes the subject of the verb: In the sentences 'I'm angry' and 'He became a politician.', 'angry' and 'politician' are complements.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 sth that goes well with sth else


    ideal, natural, necessary, perfect


    ~ to
    This wine is the perfect complement to fish.

    2 total number that makes a group complete


    full | large | normal


    We've taken our full complement of trainees this year.


    ~ of



    well | perfectly
    The flavours in the dish complement each other perfectly.

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