take a compliment

Definition of take a compliment

  1. :  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

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

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

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

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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