English - Vietnamese Dictionary
compliment /'kɔmplimənt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- lời khen, lời ca tụng
- to pay (make) a compliment to somebody: khen ngợi ai; ca tụng ai
- (số nhiều) lời thăm hỏi, lời chúc mừng
- give him my compliments: xin cho tôi gửi lời thăm hỏi ông ta
- with Mr. X's compliments: với lời thăm hỏi của ông X, với lòi chào của ông X (công thức viết trên tài liệu gửi cho, trên quà tặng...)
- (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) quà tặng, quà biếu, tiền thưởng
- to angle (fish) for compliments
- compliments of the season
- lời chúc lễ Nô-en, lời chúc mừng năm mới...
- to return the compliments
- đáp lại lời thăm hỏi; đáp lại lời chúc tụng
- ngoại động từ
- khen ngợi, ca ngợi, ca tụng
- to compliment somebody on something: khen ngợi ai về cái gì
- (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) tặng biếu
- to compliment somebody with something: biếu ai cái gì
+a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
+say something to someone that expresses praise
+express respect or esteem for
Advanced English Dictionary
1 praise, homage, commendation, honour, tribute, flattery, bouquet, favour:
The greatest compliment given to my work has been its success.
2 Usually, compliments. respects, regards, good or best wishes, felicitations, salutations, greetings:
I stopped by to pay my compliments to your mother.
3 honour, praise, pay homage or tribute to, commend, laud, congratulate, felicitate; flatter:
She came backstage to compliment me on my performance.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a remark that expresses praise or admiration of sb: to pay sb a compliment (= to praise them for sth) + 'You understand the problem because you're so much older.' 'I'll take that as a compliment!' + It's a great compliment to be asked to do the job. + to return the compliment (= to treat sb in the same way as they have treated you)
2 (compliments) [pl.] (formal) greetings, especially when used to express praise and admiration: My compliments to the chef! + (BrE) Compliments of the season! (= for Christmas or the New Year) + Please accept these flowers with the compliments of (= as a gift from) the manager.
Idioms see BACKHANDED
+ verb [VN] ~ sb (on sth) to tell sb that you like or admire sth they have done, their appearance, etc: She complimented him on his excellent German.
compliment / complement
These words have similar spellings but completely different meanings. If you compliment someone, you say something very nice to them: She complimented me on my English. If one thing complements another, the two things work or look better because they are together:
The different flavours complement each other perfectly.
The adjectives are also often confused. Complimentary: She made some very complimentary remarks about my English. It can also mean 'free':
There was a complimentary basket of fruit in our room. Complementary:
The team members have different but complementary skills.
1 expression of praise
great, higher/highest, tremendous
To listen to someone is the greatest compliment you can pay.
| pretty | unexpected | backhanded, double-edged, dubious
In a backhanded compliment she said he looked very good for his age.
VERB + COMPLIMENT
pay sb | mean sth as
Please don't misunderstand me?I meant it as a compliment.
| get, receive | accept, acknowledge
She acknowledged their compliments with a big smile.
| regard sth as, take sth as
I'll take that as a compliment.
| fish for
She's always fishing for compliments about her looks.
| repay, return
He returned her compliment by saying how well she looked.
She received several compliments on her speech.
| ~ to
If Mark's wearing a suit, that'll be a compliment to you!
2 your compliments: good wishes
VERB + COMPLIMENT
give sb, present (sb with), send sb
Please give my compliments to your wife.
COMPLIMENT + NOUN
The only enclosure was a formal compliments slip from the accounts department.
with sb's ~
(= free)All guests will receive a bottle of champagne with our compliments.
| ~ to
my compliments to the chef (= to show that you like a particular dish)
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