complimented[ noun kom-pluh-muhnt; verb kom-pluh-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF complimented
Synonyms for complimented
- butter up
- fawn upon
- give bouquet
- hand it to
- ingratiate oneself with
- make much of
- pat on the back
- pay respects
- pay tribute to
- puff up
- sing praises of
- speak highly of
- take off hat to
- trade last
- wish joy to
Antonyms for complimented
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLIMENTED
Eileen had been complimented until she was in a glow of delight.
I am accustomed to be complimented by strangers as the—ha—Father of the Marshalsea.
You complimented me on my frankness, you know,' he added, laughing.
Duthil complimented her, and kissed her hand with an enraptured air.
And who had so complimented their simple abode of hospitality?
He thought it very skilfully planned, and complimented me on it.
I complimented her in the name of the King, and presented to her his letter.
When Mahoudeau had been complimented, he told Claude that he had searched for his picture in vain.
Our friend was complimented by the Bench for bringing the case forward.
The last time he was here he complimented the cook 223 and praised the sauces.
"An act, or expression of civility, usually understood to include some hypocrisy, and to mean less than it declares" [Johnson], 1570s, complement, via French compliment (17c.), from Italian complimento "expression of respect and civility," from Vulgar Latin *complire, for Latin complere "to complete" (see complete (adj.)), via notion of "complete the obligations of politeness." Same word as complement but by a different etymological route; differentiated by spelling after 1650.