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noun compliment pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑmplɪmənt/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] something nice that you say to praise someone

    It is a compliment to be compared to her.

    pay/give someone a compliment:

    He kept paying me compliments on my cooking.

    take something as a compliment (=consider it to be a compliment, even if it was not intended to be):

    Mom says I'm stubborn, but I'll take that as a compliment.

    1. a.
      something that shows you approve of someone or respect them
      pay someone the compliment of:

      He paid me the compliment of inviting me to sing at his wedding.



a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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