complements 1 of 2

plural of complement
as in supplements
something that serves to complete or make up for a deficiency in something else with his practicality and her refreshing enthusiasm, they are perfect complements to each other

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as in capacities
the largest number or amount that something can hold a full complement of sailors on the ship

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present tense third-person singular of complement
as in adorns
to serve as a completing element to this silk handkerchief will complement your suit very nicely and give it a bit of dash

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“Complements.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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