noun Date: 1965 a function word or morpheme that combines with a clause or verbal phrase to form a subordinate clause

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  • complementizer — com·ple·men·tiz·er …   English syllables

  • complementizer — com•ple•men•tiz•er [[t]ˈkɒm plə mənˌtaɪ zər[/t]] n. gram. ling. (in generative grammar) an element or elements marking a complement clause, as that in We thought that you forgot or for … to in For you to come here would be silly[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • complementizer — ˈkämpləmenˌtīzər, mən noun ( s) Etymology: complement (I) + ize + er (II) : a function word or morpheme that accompanies a subordinate clause …   Useful english dictionary

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