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What is the difference between complement and compliment?

  1. jon smith profile image56
    jon smithposted 7 years ago

    What is the difference between complement and compliment?

  2. Vaiebhav profile image82
    Vaiebhavposted 7 years ago

    Compliment=  polite expression of praise or admiration : she paid me an enormous compliment.
    Complement=  a thing that completes or brings to perfection : the libretto proved a perfect complement to the music.

    The way to remember: He paid her a big compliment when he said, "The circular ear-rings complement your round face very well."

  3. suncat profile image59
    suncatposted 7 years ago


    Something added to complete, embellish or make perfect
    "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"
    Make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
    "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"

    A remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
    Say something to someone that expresses praise
    "He complimented her on her nice head band"

    Hope this helps smile

  4. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Is this is question for the sake of a question?  A waste of space, something to bump up your tally to get a meaningless electronic medal?  Look it up in a dictionary.

  5. kannanwrites profile image93
    kannanwritesposted 7 years ago

    Jon Smith, this is not a question. In online world it is known as spamming.