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1 compliment /ˈkɑːmpləmənt/ noun
plural compliments
1 compliment
/ˈkɑːmpləmənt/
noun
plural compliments
Learner's definition of COMPLIMENT
[count] : a remark that says something good about someone or something
[count] : an action that expresses admiration or approval
compliments [plural] used politely to express praise, welcome, or good wishes to someone
◊ The phrase compliments of is often used to identify the giver of something that has been provided for free.
Compliments of is also used in a joking way to refer to the source of something that is not wanted.
◊ Do not confuse compliment with complement.
2 compliment /ˈkɑːmpləˌmɛnt/ verb
compliments; complimented; complimenting
2 compliment
/ˈkɑːmpləˌmɛnt/
verb
compliments; complimented; complimenting
Learner's definition of COMPLIMENT
[+ object]
: to say nice things about (someone or something) : to pay a compliment to (someone or something) often + on
◊ Do not confuse compliment with complement.
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