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Definitions of compliment

  1. To pass compliments; to use ceremony or ceremonious language. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pay a compliment to; use or exchange compliments. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To flatter; congratulate; praise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To pay a compliment to: to express respect for: to praise: to flatter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To pay a compliment to; flatter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To address with expressions of approbation or respect; to congratulate; to praise; to flatter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To flatter; to praise; to congratulate; to address with expressions of approbation, esteem, or respect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A formal expression of courtesy, approval, or admiration; delicate flattery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. An expression of regard: delicate flattery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. An expression of admiration, congratulation, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A formal greeting; usually in the plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An expression of regard; praise; delicate flattery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. An expression of civility, respect, or regard-used in this sense generally in the plu., as, my compliments to a friend; a present or favour bestowed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for compliment

  1. He paid her the compliment of speaking exactly as he would have spoken to a man; or rather, she happened to be the woman to take it as a compliment – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  2. Loris' question was not exactly a compliment to the big operative, who meant so well. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
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