Synonyms of compliment in English:


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1‘she blushed at the unexpected compliment’

flattering remark, tribute, accolade, commendation, bouquet, pat on the back, encomium
praise, acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, admiration, approbation, homage, eulogy
flattery, blandishments, blarney, honeyed words
North American informal, dated trade last
rare laudation, eulogium

insult, criticism

2compliments‘my compliments on your cooking’

congratulations, praise, commendations
North American informal kudos

3compliments‘Lady Margaret sent her compliments to him’

greetings, good wishes, best wishes, regards, respects, salutations, felicitations
archaic remembrances
archaic devoirs


1‘critics fell over themselves to compliment his performance’

praise, sing the praises of, heap praise on, pay tribute to, speak highly of, speak well of, flatter, say nice things about, express admiration for, wax lyrical about, make much of, congratulate, commend, acclaim, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, throw bouquets at, applaud, salute, honour, eulogize, extol
British informal big someone up, big something up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone up, cry something up, crack someone up, crack something up
archaic emblazon
rare laud, panegyrize, felicitate

criticize, condemn