Saturday, January 26, 2013

Word Mix-Up: COMPLEMENT and COMPLIMENT

COMPLEMENT: The verb "complement" means to make something complete. You can see the connection between the words: comple-ment and complete. They are both from the Latin verb complere, meaning to complete.

COMPLIMENT: The verb "compliment" is from the French verb complimenter, meaning to express praise or admiration. The word "compliment" can also be a noun, meaning praise or commendation. The adjective "complimentary" means something that is given free of charge.






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