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Word of the Day 01/24/18 Compliment

Compliment (noun, verb)
compliment [noun kom-pluh-muh nt; verb kom-pluh-ment]


noun
1. an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration: A sincere compliment boosts one's morale.
2. a formal act or expression of civility, respect, or regard: The mayor paid him the compliment of escorting him.
3. compliments, a courteous greeting; good wishes; regards: He sends you his compliments.
4. Archaic. a gift; present.

verb (used with object)
5. to pay a compliment to: She complimented the child on his good behavior.
6. to show kindness or regard for by a gift or other favor: He complimented us by giving a party in our honor.
7. to congratulate; felicitate: to compliment a prince on the birth of a son.

verb (used without object)
8. to pay compliments.

Can be confused
complement

Synonyms
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1. kudos, tribute, eulogy, panegyric.
5. commend, praise, honor.

Antonyms
1. disparagement.

Usage note
See complement.


Origin: 1570-80; < French < Italian complimento < Spanish cumplimiento, equivalent to cumpli- (see comply) + -miento -ment; earlier identical in spelling with complement

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