compliment

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Synonyms for compliment

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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The chairman returns the compliment, claiming that the biggest difference between the two executives is just your typical generation gap.
To those who take notice of her, Catherine Yass returns the compliment. When commissioned to make a work her light boxes focus upon those in power within the commissioning organization; when invited to participate in group shows she complies by contributing a portrait of the curator or portraits of others sponsoring the exhibition.
- Liverpool captain STEVEN GERRARD returns the compliment
"She's a great woman." Colomine, in a way, returns the compliment. "Most of my friends are gay," she says.
Weary recalls Ethan's arrival vividly: "He could do everything--double tours, lifts, grands jetes!" Stiefel returns the compliment ("She cleans up all your basic things"), but he was less enthusiastic about the workload of fifteen classes a week and the regimentation at CPYB.