Meaning of “complimentary” in the English Dictionary

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"complimentary" in American English

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complimentaryadjective

us /ˌkɑm·pləˈmen·tə·ri, -tri/

expressing approval, admiration, or respect with a remark or action:

Everybody was complimentary about the hotel service.

If something is complimentary, it is given to you without charge:

As theater employees, we get complimentary tickets.

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"complimentary" in Business English

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complimentaryadjective

uk /ˌkɒmplɪˈmentəri/ us

saying good things about someone or something:

highly/very complimentary The reviews of her latest book are highly complimentary.
He was less than complimentary about the progress that many of the companies he has surveyed are making.

if tickets, products, services, etc. are complimentary, they are given free:

Parking is usually complimentary or included in the ticket price.
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(Definition of “complimentary” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)