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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pli·ment /ˈkɑmpləmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pli·ment 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.
 Tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
 So many hollow compliments and lies.   --Milton.
    Many a compliment politely penned.   --Cowper.
 To make one a compliment, to show one respect; to praise one in a flattering way. --Locke.
 To make one's compliments to, to offer formal courtesies to.
 To stand on compliment, to treat with ceremony.
 Syn: -- See Adulation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pli·ment v. t. To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
 Monarchs should their inward soul disguise; . . .
 Should compliment their foes and shun their friends.   --Prior.
 Syn: -- To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pli·ment, v. i. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
    I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment with one another.   --Boyle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
      v 1: say something to someone that expresses praise; "He
           complimented her on her last physics paper" [syn: congratulate]
      2: express respect or esteem for