Definition of complementary
- … their economies are more complementary than competitive …
- —William Petersen
- … the complementary relationship that binds the two.
- —Colin S. Gray
- complementary acute angles
She wore a new outfit with a complementary scarf.
My spouse and I have complementary goals.
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: completing something else or making it better : serving as a complement
—used of two things when each adds something to the other or helps to make the other better
: going together well : working well together
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