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com·pli·ment

compliment

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam pl mnt
definition: an expression of praise or approval.
He gave her a compliment on the report she wrote.
antonyms:
insult
similar words:
admiration, approval, praise
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kam pl ment
inflections: compliments, complimenting, complimented
definition: to give praise or express approval.
The teacher complimented us on our work.
synonyms:
praise
antonyms:
criticize, insult
similar words:
approve, congratulate, honor, salute
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word complement (something that completes or perfects)? Compliment and complement sound alike and look almost the same, but they have different meanings.
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