What is the difference between Complement and Compliment?




What is the difference between Complement and Compliment? :


Complement : (noun)

(
1 ) Thing that goes well or suitably with something else or make it complete

Rice makes an excellent complement to a curry dish.


(
2 ) The complete number or quantity needed or allowed

We have taken on our full complement of new trainees for this year.



Compliment : (noun)

(
1 ) Expression of praise, admiration, etc…

She likes to hear compliment on her appearance.

He paid me very charming compliment on my paintings.


(
2 ) Greeting usually as part of a message

My compliments are to your father.

The flowers are with the compliments of the management.


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3 ) COMPLIMENTS (the plural form of COMPLIMENT) must be used on this sense (2) alone.











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