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complimentary

adjective uk   /ˌkɒm.plɪˈmen.tər.i/  us   /ˌkɑːm.plɪˈmen.t̬ɚ-/

complimentary adjective (PRAISING)

praising or expressing admiration for someone: The reviews of his latest film have been highly complimentary. She wasn't very complimentary about your performance, was she? Our guests said some very complimentary things about the meal I'd cooked.

complimentary adjective (FREE)

C2 If tickets, books, etc. are complimentary, they are given free, especially by a business.
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