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complex sentence a sentence made of a main or independent clause and one or more dependent or subordinate clauses. An example of a complex sentence is, "I went to the theater, which was very crowded with people."
complicate to make more difficult to do or understand.
complicated hard to understand; difficult to do or to deal with.
complication something that makes a situation more difficult or complicated.
compliment an expression of praise, admiration, or approval. [3 definitions]
complimentary expressing or giving praise. [2 definitions]
comply to do what is asked or demanded; act in agreement with a rule (sometimes followed by "with").
component a part of something.
compose to be the parts of; make up. [3 definitions]
composer someone who composes something, especially music.
composite made up of several parts.
composition the act of composing. [5 definitions]
compost a mixture of decaying leaves, vegetables, or manure that is used to improve garden soil.
composure calmness in thinking or acting; self-control.
compound1 made up of two or more parts or elements. [6 definitions]
compound sentence a sentence made of two or more independent clauses. The sentences are joined by a conjunction or semicolon. "The sky darkened, and the wind howled" is a compound sentence.
comprehend to understand or grasp the meaning of.
comprehension the act, process, or result of comprehending; understanding.
comprehensive including everything or almost everything; wide in range.
compress to press into less space; squeeze closely together. [3 definitions]
comprise to be made up of; consist of.