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English noun: supplement

1. supplement (communication) textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

Synonymsaddendum, postscript

Broader (hypernym)matter

Narrower (hyponym)appendix, continuation, sequel

Part meronymback matter, end matter

2. supplement (attribute) a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)


Broader (hypernym)increase, increment

3. supplement (artifact) a supplementary component that improves capability

Synonymsaccessory, add-on, appurtenance

Broader (hypernym)component, constituent, element

Narrower (hyponym)auto accessory, computer accessory, fitting, fixings, trimmings

English verb: supplement

1. supplement (possession) add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

SamplesSupplement your diet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)add

Narrower (hyponym)eke out, fill out, leverage, vitaminise, vitaminize

Entailfurnish, provide, render, supply

Verb groupsupplement

2. supplement (stative) serve as a supplement to

SamplesVitamins supplemented his meager diet.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent

Verb groupsupplement

3. supplement (contact) add to the very end

SamplesHe appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language.

Synonymsadd on, affix, append

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)attach

Narrower (hyponym)annex

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