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compliment

noun [C]  us   /ˈkɑm·plə·mənt/
a remark or action that expresses approval, admiration, or respect: She paid him a high compliment by saying she read all his books. He was surprised by her remark, but decided to take it as a compliment.
Translations of “compliment”
in Arabic مُجامَلة, إطراء…
in Korean 칭찬…
in Malaysian puji…
in French compliment…
in Turkish iltifat, övgü, kur…
in Italian complimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恭維(話), 讚揚(話), 奉承(話)…
in Russian комплимент…
in Polish komplement…
in Vietnamese sự tán dương…
in Spanish cumplido, halago…
in Portuguese elogio…
in Thai คำชมเชย…
in German das Kompliment…
in Catalan compliment…
in Japanese ほめ言葉, 賞賛…
in Indonesian pujian…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恭维(话), 赞扬(话), 奉承(话)…
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