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complement in Grammar topic

complementcom‧ple‧ment2 /ˈkɒmpləmənt $ ˈkɑːm-/ AWL noun [countable]  1 SUITABLEsomeone or something that emphasizes the good qualities of another person or thingcomplement to This wine would be a nice complement to grilled dishes.2 COMPLETEthe number or quantity needed to make a group completecomplement of Each new cell will carry its full complement of chromosomes.3 SLG technical a word or phrase that follows a verb and describes the subject of the verb. In ‘John is cold’ and ‘John became chairman’, ‘cold’ and ‘chairman’ are complements.
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complementImmunohistochemical staining using antiserum reacting against complement factor C3d was used to visualize neuritic plaques.It was hard enough beating the depleted champs with a near-full complement last night.Genome: the genetic complement of a living organism.Our nod went to the mushroom version, a perfect complement to the rolls.There are now few villages without their complement of newcomers who work in towns.complement toWhite wine makes an excellent complement to fish.full complementIn the old days it had carried a full complement of aides, courtiers, ministers, secretaries and bodyguards.These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.It supports a full complement of networking, interface, development and database environments.Managers with a full complement of volunteers and adequate space, however, fare no better.Little Honoria had clearly been determined on her full complement of playmates.These divide and re-divide, each new cell carrying its full complement of chromosomes.A nearly full complement of 673 passengers cast off from the city dock this day, dark with continuous rain.It should house the full complement of technical guides, manuals and publications.