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compliment

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒmplɪmənt/
[C] something that you say or do to show praise or admiration for someone: She was always paying him compliments.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
with the compliments of sb formal used by someone to express good wishes when they give you something free, for example in a restaurant: Please accept this champagne with the compliments of the manager.Polite expressions
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)…
(Definition of compliment noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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