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compliment

noun

1 compliment

A remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Dutch: compliment, pluim, pluimpje
Polish: duser, komplement



verb

1 compliment

Say something to someone that expresses praise:
— He complimented her on her last physics paper.

synonym: congratulate.

Roget 896: congratulate, gratulate; felicitate; give one joy, wish one joy; compliment; tender one's congratulations, offer one's congratulations; wish many happy returns of the day, wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year.    praise, laud (commendation) ... show more

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

2 compliment

Express respect or esteem for.


Moby thesaurus: TL, acclaim, accolade, adulate, adulation, applaud, benevolence, beslobber, beslubber, best wishes, blandish, blandishment, blarney, bless, blessing, blessings, boon, bouquet, bunkum, cajole ... show more.

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