n. 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. To make one a compliment, to show one respect; to praise one in a flattering way.
- To make one's compliments to, to offer formal courtesies to.
- To stand on compliment, to treat with ceremony.
Syn. - See Adulation.
- vb. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
Syn. - To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
- vb. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.