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complement (KOM pluh muhnt) (noun)
1. Something that completes or perfects something else: The new hat is a great complement to her outfit.
2. The usual number or quantity of something that is needed or used: Hank had a full complement of animals on his farm.
compliment (KOM pluh muhnt) (noun)
1. A remark that says something good about someone or something: Neal told Lorena that he admired her paintings and she returned the compliment by saying that she was a fan of his sculptures.
2. An action that expresses admiration or approval: When people recommend Shaun's book to friends and family members, he considers that to be the best compliment he can receive.
compliment (KOM pluh muhnt) (verb)
To speak in a positive, admiring manner: Lora wanted to compliment the musician for his performance during the evening.

I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough. In fact, nobody has ever been bored by someone paying him a compliment.

—Mark Twain

The milliner's compliment to the customer that the new hat was the perfect complement to her suit was much appreciated.

The customer said she now had a full complement of hats to match all of her outfits whereupon the milliner complimented her for making such an investment.

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