pay (someone) a compliment

Definition of pay (someone) a compliment

  1. :  to say something nice about (someone)

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

    :  to engage for money :  hire

    :  to give in return for goods or service

  1. :  something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage :  remuneration

    :  the act or fact of paying or being paid

    :  the status of being paid by an employer :  employ

  1. :  containing or leading to something precious or valuable

    :  equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

    :  requiring payment

  1. :  to coat with a waterproof composition

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

complimentplay
  1. :  an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration

    :  an admiring remark

    :  formal and respectful recognition :  honor

  1. :  to express esteem, respect, affection, or admiration to :  to pay a compliment to

    :  to present with a token of esteem


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