Monday, December 6, 2010
Words with similar (but not identical) sounds but with different meanings are called paronyms.
complement > noun – something that completes
complement > verb – to complete
Ex. A cherry on top complements a tasty chocolate sundae.
compliment > noun – an expression of praise, congratulations, or encouragement
compliment > verb – to express a favorable opinion
Ex. The mayor complimented his staff for his successful campaign.
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