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.

(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.

(Com*plic"i*ty) n.; pl. Complicities [F. complicité.] The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.

(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.

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