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Synonyms for compliment
ˈkɒm plə mənt; -ˌmɛntcom·pli·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compliment

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    homage, courtesy, flattery, praise

    Antonyms:
    insult, discourtesy, contempt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complimentverb

    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  2. compliment, congratulateverb

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

    Synonyms:
    preen, pride, congratulate, felicitate, plume

  3. complimentverb

    express respect or esteem for

    Synonyms:
    congratulate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    praise, commendation, encomium, laudation, flattering remark, good word

  2. complimentverb

    Synonyms:
    praise, commend, flatter (by expressions of civility)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "compliment":

    congratulate, congratulating, commend, praise

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How to use compliment in a sentence?

  1. David Spade:

    It’s funny because every girl I was with or anyone around that knew they would see Katie would dress differently. They would bring their A-game. It was very sweet. They would be like, ‘Is Katie coming? Are Andy and Katie going to be there?’ And if [she was], it was a whole new wardrobe, katie was very sweet. She knew that they were doing that, and then she would … say some compliment. And when I’d say, ‘You don’t dress up for me,’ they’d go, ‘Yeah, that’s her and you’re you.’.

  2. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Really focus on how the person makes you feel. Relationships should compliment you and support you and make you feel good about yourself so try to stay away from people who have a toxic effect on you.

  3. Jameis Winston:

    Its a compliment to Jameis Winston to understand where hes at in this world and sign a one-year deal here and learn behind Drew [ Brees ].

  4. Amanda Burleigh:

    I've been told I'm like the midwifery version of Erin Brockovich, which is a huge compliment, the body of medical evidence is growing in support of stopping immediate cord clamping but there is still a lot of resistance because many people just don't know about it and it's always hard to change common practice.

  5. Van Jones:

    I'm still afraid of Trump, when I said he was becoming presidential, that wasn't just a compliment, that was a warning.


Translations for compliment

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  • مجاملةArabic
  • любезност, правя комплимент, похвала, комплимент, хваляBulgarian
  • poklonaCzech
  • kompliment, komplimentereDanish
  • Kompliment, beglückwünschenGerman
  • κολακεύω, επαινώ, παινεύω, φιλοφρόνησηGreek
  • cumplido, felicitarSpanish
  • kohteliaisuus, kohteliaisuudenosoitusFinnish
  • complimenter, compliments, complimentFrench
  • החמיא, מחמאהHebrew
  • प्रHindi
  • bókol, bókHungarian
  • հաճոյախոսություն, հաճոյախոսել, կոմպլիմենտ, [[կոմպլիմենտ]] [[անել]]Armenian
  • pujianIndonesian
  • complimentarsi, complimentoItalian
  • מַחֲמָאָהHebrew
  • お世辞Japanese
  • een compliment geven, compliment, complimenterenDutch
  • komplimentereNorwegian
  • komplementPolish
  • elogiar, elogioPortuguese
  • любезность, похвала, говорить комплименты, комплиментRussian
  • komplimang, ge en komplimang, komplimenteraSwedish
  • பாராட்டுTamil
  • คำชมThai
  • övgü, iltifat etmek, iltifatTurkish
  • lời khenVietnamese
  • 讚揚Chinese

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