Complement vs. Compliment

  • To add or enhance something so that it is improved or complete
    • example:  Those shoes complement your dress.
  • Something that completes or makes perfect
    • example:  A good dessert is a complement to a great dinner.
  • To congratulate or praise someone for something
    • example:  I want to compliment you on your success.
  • An expression of praise
    • example:  That was a good compliment.

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  • That watch complements your shirt.
  • Your skills complement mine.
  • This lipstick complements your skin tone.
  • You complement each other.
  • Thank you for your compliment.
  • Can I give you a compliment?
  • Give her a compliment.
  • He deserves a compliment too.
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