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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.

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