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Compliment

Compliment Meaning & Definition
Compliment Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Compliment?

[n] a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
[v] say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper"
[v] express respect or esteem for

Synonyms | Synonyms for Compliment: congratulate

Related Terms | Find terms related to Compliment: acclaim | accolade | adulate | adulation | applaud | benevolence | beslobber | beslubber | best wishes | blandish | blandishment | blarney | bless | blessing | blessings | boon | bouquet | bunkum | cajole | cajolement | cajolery | commend | commendation | compliments | conceit | congratulate | congratulation | congratulations | encomium | eulogy | eyewash | fair words | favor | fawn upon | fawning | felicitate | felicitation | flatter | flattering remark | flattery | give a bouquet | good wishes | gratulate | gratulation | grease | greetings | hail | hand it to | homage | honeyed phrases | honeyed words | honor | incense | largess | laud | laudation | make fair weather | oil | oil the tongue | orchids | palaver | pay a compliment | polite commendation | posy | praise | present | pretty lies | recommend | regards | rejoice with | respects | salutations | slobber over | soap | soft soap | sweet nothings | sweet talk | sweet words | sycophancy | take off | TL | trade-last | tribute | wheedle | wheedling

See Also | congratulations | flattery | fulsomeness | greet | kudos | praise | praise | smarm | trade-last | unction

Compliment In Webster's Dictionary

\Com"pli*ment\, n. [F. compliment. It complimento, fr. comlire to compliment, finish, suit, fr. L. complere to fill up. See {Complete}, and cf. {Complement}.] An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend. Tedious waste of time, to sit and hear So many hollow compliments and lies. --Milton. Many a compliment politely penned. --Cowper. {To make one a compliment}, to show one respect; to praise one in a flattering way. --Locke. {To make one's compliments to}, to offer formal courtesies to. {To stand on compliment}, to treat with ceremony. Syn: See {Adulation}.
\Com"pli*ment\, v. t. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to. Monarchs should their inward soul disguise; . . . Should compliment their foes and shun their friends. --Prior. Syn: To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
\Com"pli*ment\, v. i. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect. I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment with one another. --Boyle.

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