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Definition of Compliment

Compliment

  1. An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.
  2. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
  3. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.

Compliment Quotations

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. - George MacDonald
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
George MacDonald

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. - Victor Hugo
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Victor Hugo

People say I look like a vampire. I don't know whether to take that as a compliment or not.
Nathaniel Buzolic

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
Voltaire
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Compliment Translations

compliment in Dutch is complimenteren
compliment in French is compliment, flatterie
compliment in German is Kompliment, Komplement
compliment in Italian is complimento, lisciatura
compliment in Portuguese is elogio
compliment in Spanish is cumplimiento, halago
compliment in Swedish is komplimang
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