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verb [transitive] compliment pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒmplɪment/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycompliment
he/she/itcompliments
present participlecomplimenting
past tensecomplimented
past participlecomplimented
  1. to say something nice to or about someone

    Her parents never praised or complimented her.

    compliment someone on something:

    Everybody complimented her on the way she handled the emergency.

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