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complimentnoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.mənt/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/
C2 [C] a remark that expresses approval, admiration, or respect: He complained that his husband never paid him any compliments any more. I take it as a compliment (= I am pleased) when people say I look like my mother. Are you fishing for (= trying to get) compliments? Note: Do not confuse with complement.C2 [S] an action that expresses approval or respect: You should take it as a compliment when I fall asleep in your company - it means I'm relaxed. Thank you so much for your help - I hope one day I'll be able to return/repay the compliment (= do something good for you).my compliments... formal an expression of your admiration or respect: That was an excellent meal! My compliments to the chef.with your compliments C2 formal If you give something to someone with your compliments, you give it to that person free: We enclose a copy of our latest brochure, with our compliments.

complimentverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.mənt/  us   /ˈkɑːm-/
C1 to praise or express admiration for someone: I was just complimenting Robert on his wonderful food. I must compliment you on your handling of a very difficult situation.
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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