English - Vietnamese Dictionary
complement /'kɔmpliment/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (quân sự) quân số đầy đủ
- ship's complement: quân số đầy đủ cần cho công tác trên tàu
- (toán học) phần bù (góc...)
- (sinh vật học) thể bù, bổ thể
- ngoại động từ
- làm đầy, đủ, bù cho đầy đủ, bổ sung
+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
Advanced English 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.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ 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
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.
1 sth that goes well with sth else
ideal, natural, necessary, perfect
This wine is the perfect complement to fish.
2 total number that makes a group complete
full | large | normal
VERB + COMPLEMENT
We've taken our full complement of trainees this year.
well | perfectly
The flavours in the dish complement each other perfectly.
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