Definitions for complimentˈkɒm plə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compliment(verb)

    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  2. compliment, congratulate(verb)

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

  3. compliment(verb)

    express respect or esteem for

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compliment(noun)

    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. Compliment(verb)

    to praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to

  3. Compliment(verb)

    to pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. compliment

    A sarcastic remark with a flavor of truth or not, as the case may be.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. COMPLIMENT

    v. t., From Eng. _con_,--hot air, and Lat. _pleo_, to fill. Hence, to fill with hot air.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victor Hugo:

    A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.

  2. Mark Twain:

    I can live two months on a good compliment.

  3. Kim Hubbard:

    Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.

  4. Mark Twain:

    When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.

  5. Eleanor Hamilton:

    A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.

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Translations for compliment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مجاملةArabic
  • правя комплимент, хваля, комплимент, похвала, любезностBulgarian
  • poklonaCzech
  • komplimentere, komplimentDanish
  • Kompliment, beglückwünschenGerman
  • παινεύω, κολακεύω, επαινώ, φιλοφρόνησηGreek
  • cumplido, felicitarSpanish
  • kohteliaisuus, kohteliaisuudenosoitusFinnish
  • compliments, complimenter, complimentFrench
  • מחמאה, החמיאHebrew
  • bók, bókolHungarian
  • հաճոյախոսություն, հաճոյախոսել, կոմպլիմենտ, [[կոմպլիմենտ]] [[անել]]Armenian
  • pujianIndonesian
  • complimento, complimentarsiItalian
  • お世辞Japanese
  • compliment, complimenteren, een compliment gevenDutch
  • komplimentereNorwegian
  • komplementPolish
  • elogio, elogiarPortuguese
  • похвала, любезность, комплимент, говорить комплиментыRussian
  • ge en komplimang, komplimentera, komplimangSwedish
  • คำชมThai
  • iltifat etmek, iltifat, övgüTurkish

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