Commonly confused words
Complement vs. Compliment vs. Supplement
1. Complement (v.): to complete, to bring to perfection, or to make up a whole, 補充, 補足, 互補
ð The pink scarf is complements her princess dress.
Complement (n.): something that completes, brings to perfection, or makes up a whole, 補充物, 補足物, 互補物
ð The pink scarf is a complement to her princess dress.
2. Supplement (v.): to add to, to supply (a deficiency), or to extend or strengthen the whole, 補遺, 增補, 彌補(缺失)
ð She uses a lot of make up to supplement her look.
Supplement (n.): something that adds to, supplies a deficiency, or strengthens the whole, 補遺, 增補, 彌補缺失之物
ð We should always take a daily nutritional supplement to stay healthy.
3. Compliment (v.): to remark favorably, to greet, 稱讚, 問候
ð He compliments the pink scarf I wear.
Compliment (n.): a remark of praise or admiration, 稱讚
(compliments: regards, 問候)
ð We should never be stingy about giving compliment on a job well done.
ð Please extend my compliments to your family.
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