compliment

Part of speech: verb

To pay a compliment to; use or exchange compliments.

Part of speech: noun

An expression of admiration, congratulation, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

A formal greeting; usually in the plural.

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Usage examples "compliment":

  1. The Athenians took the marriage as a compliment and favor to the city. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. I feel sure that the artists of this country take it as a great compliment that these pictures should be sent here for exhibition. - "Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888", Edward VII.
  3. Edna blushed a little over the compliment. - "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.