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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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say compliment in sign language?

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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. Dr. Nalini Jokmels:

    Too often we underestimate the power of a simple touch, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia

  2. Steve Watkins:

    What happened was that there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, we found ourselves -- I was at 19,000 feet. We lived. There were several other fatalities. I exchanged compliments with another climber who doesn't remember the nature of that compliment being the same as I quoted. I said sorry, I took it down.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

  4. 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

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

Images & Illustrations of compliment

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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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