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Synonyms for compliment
ˈkɒm plə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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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. Owner Katarina Martinez:

    We’re disappointed she didn’t take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

  3. Jennifer Garner:

    And I see the compliment in that, they just want me to look like Mom.

  4. 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 ].

  5. Dale Carnegie:

    If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.

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Translations for compliment

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  • مجاملةArabic
  • правя комплимент, хваля, комплимент, похвала, любезностBulgarian
  • poklonaCzech
  • komplimentere, komplimentDanish
  • Kompliment, beglückwünschenGerman
  • παινεύω, κολακεύω, επαινώ, φιλοφρόνησηGreek
  • cumplido, felicitarSpanish
  • kohteliaisuus, kohteliaisuudenosoitusFinnish
  • compliments, complimenter, complimentFrench
  • מחמאה, החמיאHebrew
  • प्रHindi
  • bók, bókolHungarian
  • հաճոյախոսություն, հաճոյախոսել, կոմպլիմենտ, [[կոմպլիմենտ]] [[անել]]Armenian
  • pujianIndonesian
  • complimento, complimentarsiItalian
  • מַחֲמָאָהHebrew
  • お世辞Japanese
  • compliment, complimenteren, een compliment gevenDutch
  • komplimentereNorwegian
  • komplementPolish
  • elogio, elogiarPortuguese
  • похвала, любезность, комплимент, говорить комплиментыRussian
  • ge en komplimang, komplimentera, komplimangSwedish
  • பாராட்டுTamil
  • คำชมThai
  • iltifat etmek, iltifat, övgüTurkish
  • lời khenVietnamese
  • 讚揚Chinese

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