Complement vs Compliment

Complement means “to go well with”, for example, “Those bright pillows complement the neutral colour of the sofa.”

To compliment means to comment in a positive way on a trait of a person or thing. For example, “I meant to compliment her on the intelligent question she asked, but didn’t catch her before she left the classroom.”

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