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Pronunciation:  [n]'kâmplumunt, [v]'kâmplu`ment, 'kâmplumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  2. [v]  say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper"
  3. [v]  express respect or esteem for

COMPLIMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: congratulate
 See Also: congratulations, flattery, fulsomeness, greet, kudos, praise, praise, smarm, trade-last, unction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com"pli*ment\, n. [F. compliment. It complimento,
    fr. comlire to compliment, finish, suit, fr. L. complere to
    fill up. See {Complete}, and cf. {Complement}.]
    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.
          Tedious waste of time, to sit and hear So many hollow
          compliments and lies.                    --Milton.
          Many a compliment politely penned.       --Cowper.
    {To make one a compliment}, to show one respect; to praise
       one in a flattering way. --Locke.
    {To make one's compliments to}, to offer formal courtesies
    {To stand on compliment}, to treat with ceremony.
    Syn: See {Adulation}.
  2. \Com"pli*ment\, v. t.
    To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of
    approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a
    compliment to.
          Monarchs should their inward soul disguise; . . .
          Should compliment their foes and shun their friends.
    Syn: To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
  3. \Com"pli*ment\, v. i.
    To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of
          I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment
          with one another.                        --Boyle.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are giving a compliment, suggests that you need to be steadfast and not let others questions your authority and position on things. Dreaming that you are being complimented, refers to your desire for romance and love.
Thesaurus Terms
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