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compliment n /ˈkɒmplɪmənt/
  1. a remark or act expressing respect, admiration, etc
  2. (usually plural) a greeting of respect or regard
vb /ˈkɒmplɪˌmɛnt/(transitive)
  1. to express admiration of; congratulate or commend
  2. to express or show respect or regard for, esp by a gift
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Italian complimento, from Spanish cumplimiento, from cumplir to complete, do what is fitting, be polite
USAGE
See note at complement




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