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Compliment meaning

compliment - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
  3. 3. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
  4. 4. An expression of regard or admiration; flattering remark.
  5. 5. To pay a compliment to; flatter.

compliment - examples of usage

  1. Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. That is very kind of you, Mr. T- S, and I thank you for the compliment; but I fear you will have to get some one else to play my part. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. If you knew what a compliment you were paying me, Doggie, you wouldn't have said such a thing. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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