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Synonyms for compliment

an expression of admiration or congratulation

an act requiring special generosity

to pay a compliment to

to express warm approval of

Synonyms for compliment

a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

say something to someone that expresses praise

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express respect or esteem for

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References in classic literature ?
Surrounded by his friends, who complimented him and received his flattering remarks in return, the surintendant half-closed his wearied eyes.
She told her how he had complimented her, how he told her he was going abroad, asked her where they were going to spend the summer, and then how he had asked her about Boris.
He complimented Daylight on his prowess-"The echoes of Ophir came down to us, you know.
In addition, his cloth cap had been replaced by a soft hat, which she commanded him to put on and then complimented him on his appearance.
Eustace Macallan had complimented her on the beauty of her complexion, and had asked what artificial means she used to keep it in such good order.
She had to be honest, but she would rather not have complimented Felicity.
If the daughter of the Baron Von Swillenhausen had pleaded a preoccupied heart, or fallen at her father's feet and corned them in salt tears, or only fainted away, and complimented the old gentleman in frantic ejaculations, the odds are a hundred to one but Swillenhausen Castle would have been turned out at window, or rather the baron turned out at window, and the castle demolished.
The captain of the Susquehanna, as brave a man as need be, and the humble servant of his officers, returned to his cabin, took a brandy-grog, which earned for the steward no end of praise, and turned in, not without having complimented his servant upon his making beds, and slept a peaceful sleep.
For about an hour they rode at a foot pace across fields in a state of high cultivation, on which the soldier complimented the doctor; then they came down the mountain side into the township again, talking whenever the pace of their horses allowed them to do so.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
Or why need you torment yourself and friend by secret self-reproaches that you have not assisted him or complimented him with gifts and salutations heretofore?
She complimented the Lieutenant in an appropriate speech over a glass of whisky-toddy that evening, and he went home perfectly furious to quarrel with Dobbin (who had declined Mrs.