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Synonyms for compliment
ˈkɒm plə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compliment(verb)

    a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

  2. compliment, congratulate(verb)

    say something to someone that expresses praise

    "He complimented her on her last physics paper"

    Synonyms:
    preen, pride, congratulate, felicitate, plume

  3. compliment(verb)

    express respect or esteem for

    Synonyms:
    congratulate

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. compliment(n)

    Synonyms:
    homage, courtesy, flattery, praise

    Antonyms:
    insult, discourtesy, contempt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compliment(n.)

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

  2. compliment(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    congratulate, congratulating, commend, praise

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How to use compliment in a sentence?

  1. Ted Cruz:

    We may see a few shots coming our direction, and I suppose in a sense that's a backhanded compliment.

  2. Sir John A. MacDonald:

    A compliment is a statement of an agreeable truth; flattery is a statement of an agreeable untruth.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    A light compliment was never yet breathed by love.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Most people have such a selfish mind that they can't even find the kind heart enshrined in own soul, so obviously often take ‘COMPLAINT’ made against them by others in prank as own ‘COMPLIMENT ‘only.

  5. Jeff Leggit:

    I’ve just really tried hard to be a positive light. I’ve learned to compliment often. I’ve learned to show people how much I really care about them, and how much I want to help them, when you see death like that, you gain an appreciation for life really quickly— how short it is, how precious it is.


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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