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compliment

verb [T]  /ˈkɑm·pləˌment/ us  
to express your approval, admiration, or respect to someone for that person's character, skill, etc.: I complimented Robert on his great cooking.
compliment
Translations of “compliment”
in Korean 칭찬…
in Arabic مُجامَلة, إطراء…
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 Spanish cumplido, halago…
in Portuguese elogio…
in German das Kompliment…
in Catalan compliment…
in Japanese ほめ言葉, 賞賛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恭维(话), 赞扬(话), 奉承(话)…
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