(Com*plic"i*ty) n.; pl. Complicities [F. complicité.] The state of being an accomplice; participation
(Com*pli"er) n. One who complies, yields, or obeys; one of an easy, yielding temper. Swift.
(Com"pli*ment) n. [F. compliment. It complimento, fr. comlire to compliment, finish, suit,
fr. L. complere to fill up. See Complete, and cf. Complement.] 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.
Many a compliment politely penned. 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
Syn. See Adulation.
(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.
Syn. To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
(Com"pli*ment), v. i. To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment with one another.
(Com`pli*men"tal) a. Complimentary. [Obs.]
Languages . . . grow rich and abundant in complimental phrases, and such froth.
Sir H. Wotton.
Com`pli*men"tal*ly, adv. [Obs.] Boyle. Com`pli*men"tal*ness, n. [Obs.] Hammond.
(Com`pli*men"ta*ry) a. Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a
compliment; as, a complimentary remark; a complimentary ticket. "Complimentary addresses." Prescott.
(Com`pli*men"ta*tive) a. Complimentary. [R.] Boswell.
(Com"pli*ment`er) n. One who compliments; one given to complimenting; a flatterer.
(Com"pline, Com"plin) n. [From OE. complie, OF. complie, F. complies, pl., fr. LL. completa
(prop. fem. of L. completus) the religious exercise which completes and closes the service of the day.
See Complete.] (Eccl.) The last division of the Roman Catholic breviary; the seventh and last of the
canonical hours of the Western church; the last prayer of the day, to be said after sunset.
The custom of godly man been to shut up the evening with a compline of prayer at nine of the night.
(Com"plot) n. [F. complot, prob. for comploit, fr.L. complicitum, prop. p. p. of complicare,
but equiv. to complicatio complication, entangling. See Complicate, and cf. Plot.] A plotting together; a
confederacy in some evil design; a conspiracy.
I know their complot is to have my life.
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