[ US /ˈkɑmpɫəmɛnt/ ]
  1. say something to someone that expresses praise
    He complimented her on her last physics paper
  2. express respect or esteem for
  1. a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
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How To Use compliment In A Sentence

  • Katherine found herself smiling happily as if the compliment were directed at her own home.
  • Masters is happy to return the compliment. Times, Sunday Times
  • The second was rather less complimentary and said he was more non-League than World Cup winner.
  • You should take it as a compliment when I fall asleep in your company - it means I'm relaxed.
  • Not all the speakers have couched their sentiments in complimentary language, indeed, it is a fact which we citizens of the Empire would be foolish to ignore that important sections of opinion among our American friends and elsewhere are rather suspicious of the British Empire. The Empire In These Days
  • As a long-time B-list critic and junketeer, my conscience has long been inured to the petty scams of the Golden Globes voter shoving another complimentary cream puff into his craw. House of Scams and Fog, Or How to Break Into Your Own Apartment
  • As she pulled on a tan leather blouson, she eyed me warily, and I returned the compliment.
  • Crafted from the highest-quality spring steel I had, these shoes will compliment any office cube or trophy case.
  • It's a great compliment to the band that he came out of retirement to interview them.
  • He wasn't big on compliments, however when he did give them it was clear he meant them with all his heart.
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