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#1 2014-08-09 01:11:41

Dixon Wragg
Eggcornista
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 762

"compliment" for "complement"

This substitution has heretofore been mentioned in the Eggcorn Database only in passing.

He’s a fanboy which compliments his talents as a filmmaker.”
article about superhero films

HAMILTON ASSOCIATES can provide its clients with a level of objective service which compliments and expands their present capabilities.
business’s website

Byron cooks a mouthwatering Potato Gratin which compliments any holiday meal.
recipe page

Let our professionals help you choose a color scheme which compliments your image.
printing company website

I’ve seen this one lots of times and initially wrote it off as just a misspelling. But upon consideration, I think there’s a plausible meaning confusion here, which may mean it’s an eggcorn for some perps. Both complimenting and complementing make us look good.

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