verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby compliment
Origin of compliment
SYNONYMS FOR compliment
OTHER WORDS FROM compliment
usage note for compliment
Examples from the Web for complimenting
Some reports made it out that I was, you know, complimenting [Justice] Kennedy, that I was in love with this ruling.
Peter Beinart, for example, implies such criticism in complimenting Alan Dershowitz for publicly supporting a settlement freeze.
Even Gingrich, after complimenting Cain's attempt to simplify a complex idea, took a jab at the pizza guy.
They both thanked staff and posed for pictures, with Palin complimenting the “real New York City pizza.”
Apparently satisfied with his scrutiny, Kennedy got up to go, complimenting the proprietor on his wine.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
All the girls, and many of the boys, gathered around him, sympathizing with his triumph and complimenting him upon his abilities.Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
All the princes followed the King's example in complimenting each of us with a kiss.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
You can imagine his first advances, complimenting her upon her fresh morning looks.
The Reverend Mr. Trewan arose, and after clearing his throat several times began by complimenting the students.Ande Trembath|Matthew Stanley Kemp
British Dictionary definitions for complimenting
verb (ˈkɒmplɪˌmɛnt) (tr)
Word Origin for compliment
Idioms and Phrases with complimenting
see left-handed compliment; pay a compliment; return the compliment.