What does compliment mean?

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

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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

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. 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.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I have noticed that very often my name is linked to the president, now I personally consider that a great compliment.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I think when he calls me brilliant, I'll take the compliment, i have no relationship with him other than he called me a genius.

  4. 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.

  5. Malcolm Turnbull:

    Lucy was very flattered, she was very flattered, she's asked me to say that she found the President's compliment as charming as it was memorable.

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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