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compliment

2 verb
     
com‧pli‧ment2 [transitive]
to say something nice to someone in order to praise them
compliment somebody on something
Bob complimented me on my new hairstyle.
The groom was so nervous he forgot to compliment the bridesmaids.
WORD FOCUS: praise WORD FOCUS: praise
similar words: compliment v, n, say good things about

to praise someone a lot: rave about, gush, sing somebody's praises

to praise someone in an insincere way: flatter, butter up


See also
praise

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