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. 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

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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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Ted Cruz:

    We may see a few shots coming our direction, and I suppose in a sense that's a backhanded compliment.

  2. Negash Teklu:

    If 12 of us members of EAPP sit down and agree on fair distribution of electricity needs it can support and compliment each country’s development initiative, contribute to regional unity energy integration has happened before in the European Union, different states of the United States and parts of Asia, so there is no reason EAPP's goals … can’t be met while addressing climate concerns.

  3. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Just so we’re all clear, you have to know the difference between when somebody’s coming for you, when somebody is paying you a compliment and when somebody is saying, ‘here’s my observation,’ if you can get that together, maybe you can be president.

  4. Negash Teklu:

    If 12 of us members of EAPP sit down and agree on fair distribution of electricity needs it can support and compliment each country's development initiative, contribute to regional unity energy integration has happened before in the European Union, different states of the United States and parts of Asia, so there is no reason EAPP's goals  can't be met while addressing climate concerns.

  5. Joe Biden:

    For you to stand and recall that brings it all back immediately -- it brings it back, and it's hard, so I just got to compliment you for your courage.

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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
  • 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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