An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.
To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper"
express respect or esteem for
an expression of praise or admiration
an expression of praise or regard for service or conduct received