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Complement vs compliment vs supplement

It is easy to confuse these words because they seem similar.

Complement is something that completes, makes up a whole, e.g. Good wine is a complement to good food.

Compliment is a remark or act expressing respect, admiration, e.g. He is always paying me compliments.

A supplement has a similar meaning to a complement but a supplement is a thing added to something that is already complete, e.g. a newspaper's colour supplement.

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