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(n.) Praise; an expression of regard, esteem, affection or admiration.
Rupert gave me the nicest compliment; he said I have a winning smile.
Wendy strutted over in her designer dress, clearly fishing for compliments.
My compliments to the chef!
Compliments mean I like it!
(n.) something that completes, fills up, or makes perfect; the quantity needed to make something complete.
The term also has technical uses in geometry (making a right angle), music (completing an octave), medicine (blood components), and grammar (completing a phrase with predication), which you can read about HERE.
The throw pillows perfectly complemented Suzanne's new couch.
Kelly's illustrations complement Joe's poetry so beautifully.
We have a full complement of staff on duty this weekend.
A complement is needed to complete it.
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