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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)


Synonymssupplementation


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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