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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To praise or make a flattering statement.

Usage examples (38)
  • It is a greater compliment to be trusted than to be loved.
  • LOL ... yeah, my favorite "compliment" is "That was pretty good", complete with the shoulder shrug.
  • That was a compliment from a man of that description.
  • "That's what I call a compliment worth having," said Byles Gridley to himself, when he got home. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I had to "compliment" (express approval or praise) the chef on what an excellent "complement" (something that goes well with something else) the potatoes made to the roast beef.
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