Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) A complement is something that positively supports something else. (verb) To complement means to add in a positive way.

Examples: (noun) With his skills, he will be a good complement to our team. (verb) His skills will really complement the team. (verb) The flavors of the pepper and garlic complement each other.

Synonyms: verbs: complete, support. nouns: companion, counterpart.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 D