take a compliment

Definition of take a compliment

:to believe that the nice things said about one are true usually used in negative statements
  • She can't take a compliment.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : formal and respectful recognition : honor

  3. : best wishes : regards

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

  2. : to present with a token of esteem


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