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.
- An expression of praise, admiration, or congratulation.
- A formal act of civility, courtesy, or respect.
- Good wishes; regards: Extend my compliments to your parents. See Usage Note at complement.
- To pay a compliment to.
- To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.