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COMPLIMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compliment mean? 

COMPLIMENT (noun)
  The noun COMPLIMENT has 1 sense:

1. a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  Familiarity information: COMPLIMENT used as a noun is very rare.


COMPLIMENT (verb)
  The verb COMPLIMENT has 2 senses:

1. say something to someone that expresses praise
2. express respect or esteem for

  Familiarity information: COMPLIMENT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPLIMENT (noun)


Sense 1compliment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("compliment" is a kind of...):

congratulations; extolment; kudos; praise (an expression of approval and commendation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compliment"):

trade-last (a compliment that I heard about you that I offer to trade for a compliment you have heard about me)

flattery (excessive or insincere praise)

fulsomeness; smarm; unction (excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm)


COMPLIMENT (verb)


Sense 1compliment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Say something to someone that expresses praise

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

compliment; congratulate

Context example:

He complimented her on her last physics paper

Hypernyms (to "compliment" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 2compliment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express respect or esteem for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "compliment" is one way to...):

greet (send greetings to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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