What does compliment mean?

Definitions for compliment
ˈkɒm plə mənt; -ˌmɛntcom·pli·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word compliment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complimentverb

    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  2. compliment, congratulateverb

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

  3. complimentverb

    express respect or esteem for

Webster Dictionary

  1. Complimentnoun

    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. Complimentverb

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

  3. Complimentverb

    to pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compliment

    kom′pli-ment, n. an expression of regard or praise: delicate flattery: an expression of formal respect or civility: a present.—v.t. Compliment′, to pay a compliment to: to express respect for: to praise: to flatter: to congratulate: to make a present.—v.i. to make compliments.—adjs. Compliment′al, expressing or implying compliment; Compliment′ary, conveying, or expressive of, civility or praise: using compliments.—n. Compliment′er, one who pays compliments.—Compliments of the season, compliments appropriate to special times, as Christmas and birthdays; Left-handed compliment, a saying intended to seem a compliment, but in reality the reverse; Pay, or Present, one's compliments, to give one's respects or greeting. [Fr. compliment—L. complementum. See Comply.]

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. compliment

    The military mark of respect shown by a body of troops to official personages, to an officer, or to another body of troops.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compliment in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compliment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of compliment in a Sentence

  1. Allison Williams:

    I love making people uncomfortable, and when people say, 'I cringed watching [that] scene,' that’s the biggest compliment you can give me.

  2. Becky Craven:

    As a covenant people, we are not meant to blend in with the rest of the world, we have been called a peculiar people - what a compliment.

  3. Navid Moazzez:

    What you want to do is focus on building authentic relationships before you need them, if you have to reach out cold, and I did that on a few occasions, in the first line of your email, give them a genuine compliment. Maybe you’ve read their book or their blog post and you can share that you got good results. Who doesn’t like a genuine compliment?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Most people have such a selfish mind that they can't even find the kind heart enshrined in own soul, so obviously often take ‘COMPLAINT’ made against them by others in prank as own ‘COMPLIMENT ‘only.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Every woman likes a compliment. So, do you long to win any woman's heart? If Yes! then do compliment her as often as you can. -Emeasoba George

Images & Illustrations of compliment

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Translations for compliment

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  • 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
  • प्रHindi
  • bók, bókolHungarian
  • հաճոյախոսություն, հաճոյախոսել, կոմպլիմենտ, [[կոմպլիմենտ]] [[անել]]Armenian
  • pujianIndonesian
  • complimento, complimentarsiItalian
  • מַחֲמָאָהHebrew
  • お世辞Japanese
  • compliment, complimenteren, een compliment gevenDutch
  • komplimentereNorwegian
  • komplementPolish
  • elogio, elogiarPortuguese
  • похвала, любезность, комплимент, говорить комплиментыRussian
  • ge en komplimang, komplimentera, komplimangSwedish
  • பாராட்டுTamil
  • คำชมThai
  • iltifat etmek, iltifat, övgüTurkish
  • lời khenVietnamese
  • 讚揚Chinese

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