The definition of a compliment is the act of giving praise.(noun)
An example of compliment is calling someone's dress beautiful.
Compliment means to give praise.(verb)
An example of compliment is to tell someone that he is very intelligent.
See compliment in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It complimento < Sp cumplimiento < cumplir, to fill up < VL *complire, for L complere, to complete
See compliment in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Italian complimento
Origin: , from Spanish cumplimiento
Origin: , from cumplir, to complete
Origin: , from Latin complēre, to fill up
Origin: : com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + plēre, to fill; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
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