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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compliment  \Com"pli*ment\,  n.  [F.  compliment.  It  complimento, 
  fr  comlire  to  compliment,  finish,  suit,  fr  L.  complere  to 
  fill  up  See  {Complete},  and  cf  {Complement}.] 
  An  expression,  by  word  or  act  of  approbation,  regard, 
  confidence,  civility,  or  admiration;  a  flattering  speech  or 
  attention;  a  ceremonious  greeting;  as  to  send  one's 
  compliments  to  a  friend. 
 
  Tedious  waste  of  time,  to  sit  and  hear  So  many  hollow 
  compliments  and  lies.  --Milton. 
 
  Many  a  compliment  politely  penned.  --Cowper. 
 
  {To  make  one  a  compliment},  to  show  one  respect;  to  praise 
  one  in  a  flattering  way  --Locke. 
 
  {To  make  one's  compliments  to},  to  offer  formal  courtesies 
  to 
 
  {To  stand  on  compliment},  to  treat  with  ceremony. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Adulation}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compliment  \Com"pli*ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  praise,  flatter,  or  gratify,  by  expressions  of 
  approbation,  respect,  or  congratulation;  to  make  or  pay  a 
  compliment  to 
 
  Monarchs  should  their  inward  soul  disguise;  .  .  . 
  Should  compliment  their  foes  and  shun  their  friends. 
  --Prior. 
 
  Syn:  To  praise;  flatter;  adulate;  commend. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compliment  \Com"pli*ment\,  v.  i. 
  To  pass  compliments;  to  use  conventional  expressions  of 
  respect. 
 
  I  make  the  interlocutors,  upon  occasion,  compliment 
  with  one  another.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compliment 
  n  :  a  remark  (or  act)  expressing  praise  and  admiration 
  v  1:  pay  a  compliment  to  [syn:  {congratulate}] 
  2:  express  respect  or  esteem  for 




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