Synonyms of compliment
praiseDictionary • She blushed, but accepted the compliment with good grace.
praise • I have nothing but praise for the police.
honour • One grand old English gentleman at least will be received with honour.
tribute • The song is a tribute to Elvis Presley.
eulogy • He added his praise to the glowing eulogies given by her colleagues.
1 greetings • Give my compliments to your lovely wife when you write home.
praiseDictionary • They complimented me on my performance.
praise • Many praised him for taking a strong stand.
flatter • I knew he was just flattering me.
congratulate • She congratulated him on the birth of his son.
pay tribute to
commend • She was highly commended for her bravery.
extol • She keeps extolling his managerial skills.
crack up (informal)
pat on the back
sing the praises of
wax lyrical about
big up (slang, mainly Caribbean)
speak highly of
, flame (informal)
, put down
, tear into (informal)
, diss (slang, mainly US)
usage note:Compliment is sometimes confused with complement.
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• She was highly commended for her bravery.
congratulateIf you congratulate someone, you say something to show you are pleased that something nice has happened to them.
• She congratulated him on the birth of his son.
eulogyA eulogy is a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something very much.
• He added his praise to the glowing eulogies given by her colleagues.
Thesaurus for compliment from the Collins English Thesaurus
a remark or act expressing respect, admiration, etc