complementar
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complementar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to add to)
a. to complement
Deberías complementar tu vida sedentaria con algo de ejercicio diario.You should complement your sedentary life with some daily exercise.
b. to supplement
Muchos tienen que complementar sus ingresos con trabajo extra.A lot of people need to supplement their income with extra work.
2. (to combine with)
a. to complement
El color azul del bolso complementa el conjunto gris que llevas de maravilla.The blue color of the purse complements your gray outfit beautifully.
complementarse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
3. (to match)
a. to complement each other
Los dos protagonistas se complementan a la perfección porque uno es muy positivo y el otro bastante negativo.The two main characters complement each other really well because one is very positive and the other quite negative.
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complementar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to complement
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to complement each other
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complementar
transitive verb
to complement
pronominal verb
complementarse to complement each other
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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