Complement/Compliment: Pengertian, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Complement dan Compliment

Complement dan compliment sama-sama dapat berfungsi sebagai verb (kata kerja) atau noun (kata benda). Kedua kata ini kerap menimbulkan kebingungan karena selain hanya berbeda satu huruf, mereka juga homophone (kata-kata yang terdengar sama namun artinya berbeda).

Sebagai kata kerja complement berarti “to complete” (melengkapi satu sama lain atau melengkapi sehingga menjadi sempurna, lebih baik, atau menarik), sementara compliment berarti “to praise (someone) or to say something nice about someone” (memuji atau mengatakan sesuatu yang baik tentang seseorang).

Baik complement maupun compliment sebagai kata benda memiliki bentuk plural (jamak). Complement bermakna “something goes well with something else or make it complete or appear better” (sesuatu yang cocok bersama atau melengkapi atau membuat tampak lebih baik), sedangkan compliment bermakna “nice things  or praise said” (hal menyenangkan atau pujian yang dikatakan).

complement vs. complimentContoh Kalimat Complement dan Compliment dan Artinya

  1. Mandala and his spouse complements one another.
    ( Mandala dan istrinya melengkapi satu sama lain.) verb
  2. That shoes may complement your dress.
    (Sepatu itu mungkin menyempurnakan gaunmu.) verb
  3. Buter are a complement of bread.
    (Mentega adalah pelengkap roti.) noun
  4. Adam wanted to compliment Sarah, so he said she’s a good cook.
    (Adam ingin memuji Sarah jadi dia mengatakan bahwa Sarah pemasak yang baik.) verb
  5. Alicia just smiled when Robi paid her a compliment.
    (Alicia hanya tersenyum ketika Robi memujinya.) noun
  6. Some people don’t enjoy receiving compliments.
    (Sebagian orang tidak senang menerima pujian.) noun

Contoh Soal Complement vs. Compliment

Ketik a atau b untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini.

  1. In the United States, sweet sauces and meat ... each other so well.

    1. complement
    2. compliment

    Your answer:

  2. I heard all the counsellors ... your effort.

    1. complement
    2. compliment

    Your answer:

  3. It was a huge ... to be compared to the man.

    1. complement
    2. compliment

    Your answer:

  4. The fine Scottish hotel is perfectly ... by the welcoming ambiance.

    1. complemented
    2. complimented

    Your answer:

  5. My new boss often ... me on my work.

    1. complements
    2. compliments

    Your answer:

  6. That delicious gravy is a good ... for turkey.

    1. complement
    2. compliment

    Your answer:

  7. Choose tile that ... your home's style.

    1. complements
    2. compliments

    Your answer:

  8. If someone says something nice to you, will you return the ...?

    1. complement
    2. compliment

    Your answer:

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References:

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  5. Pay Compliment. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pay+compliment. Accessed on August 11, 2015.
  6. Complement. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/complement. Accessed on February 10, 2016.
  7. Why do some foods complement each other so well? http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/3149/. Accessed on February 10, 2016.
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  10. Compliment. http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/compliment_1. Accessed on February 10, 2016.
  11. Return the Compliment. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/return+the+compliment. Accessed on February 10, 2016.
  12. Compliment. http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/compliment_2. Accessed on February 10, 2016.
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