# complement

## Origin of complement

## Synonym study

## Usage note

## Related Words for complement

accompaniment, integrate, achieve, consummation, rest, supplement, enhancement, total, completion, capacity, entirety, totality, quota, augmentation, aggregate, remainder, correlate, counterpart, addition, correlative## Examples from the Web for complement

### Contemporary Examples of complement

They play an important role fighting next to the men because they complement one another.

To complement brain wiring, everyone walks around with retinal cams.

The ship is highly automated with a crew of just 142 -- compared to older ships that have a complement of about 300.

The mini-thons will be thematically organized to complement the new episode.

Indeed, text and sound not only complement but enhance one another.

### Historical Examples of complement

Each of the other five had thirteen 12-inch guns and a complement of 1,000 men.

The crew of the Avenger is an inconceivable ship's complement for any pirate.

The Pirate and The Three CuttersFrederick Marryat

But with this it could journey to Weald with almost any complement on board.

Pariah PlanetMurray Leinster

She can be worked with a complement of eighteen seamen and three stokers.

The Last VoyageLady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

Your intellects, if properly trained, should be the complement of your chief's.

Lord KilgobbinCharles Lever