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 for Compliment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compliment \Com"pli*ment\, v. t.
     To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of
     approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a
     compliment to.
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           Monarchs should their inward soul disguise; . . .
           Should compliment their foes and shun their friends.
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     Syn: To praise; flatter; adulate; commend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compliment \Com"pli*ment\, v. i.
     To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of
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           I make the interlocutors, upon occasion, compliment
           with one another.                        --Boyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compliment \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.
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           Tedious waste of time, to sit and hear
           So many hollow compliments and lies.     --Milton.
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           Many a compliment politely penned.       --Cowper.
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     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 stand on compliment, to treat with ceremony.
     Syn: See Adulation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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:
           compliment, congratulate]
      2: express respect or esteem for

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "compliment":
     TL, acclaim, accolade, adulate, adulation, applaud, benevolence,
     beslobber, beslubber, best wishes, blandish, blandishment, blarney,
     bless, blessing, blessings, boon, bouquet, bunkum, cajole,
     cajolement, cajolery, commend, commendation, compliments, conceit,
     congratulate, congratulation, congratulations, encomium, eulogy,
     eyewash, fair words, favor, fawn upon, fawning, felicitate,
     felicitation, flatter, flattering remark, flattery, give a bouquet,
     good wishes, gratulate, gratulation, grease, greetings, hail,
     hand it to, homage, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, honor, incense,
     largess, laud, laudation, make fair weather, oil, oil the tongue,
     orchids, palaver, pay a compliment, polite commendation, posy,
     praise, present, pretty lies, recommend, regards, rejoice with,
     respects, salutations, slobber over, soap, soft soap,
     sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, take off,
     trade-last, tribute, wheedle, wheedling

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