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compliment

Spelled compl-i-ment, the English word meaning "praise." Spelled compl-e-ment, the term refers to numbers. See complement.
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Long said that after she praised him on his multimillion-dollar career he returned the compliment in a way she was not expecting.
Redknapp returned the compliment by comparing Gallas to his legendary former West Ham team-mate Bobby Moore following another stellar display from the defender.
Having returned the compliment, Bruce - who also praised Capello's record - agreed the next England boss should be homegrown.
Rodriguez returned the compliment to Trejo, saying, "You could rock climb this guy's face.
The Baby hitmaker returned the compliment by posting a picture on his Twitter page with the accompanying message: "Look its my girlfriend Kim Kardashian".
But top stylist Kelly Martinez says mum-of-three Victoria now looks to have returned the compliment.
The atmosphere was electric and The Specials seemed genuinely touched by the reception and they returned the compliment with the excellent Ghost Town, followed by an encore of Too Much Too Young and Enjoy Yourself, which everybody obviously did.
Evans then took centre stage with his hat-trick, the striker opening his account 10 minutes into the second period after Venables returned the compliment by turning provider.
RANGERS skipper Barry Ferguson has heaped praise on Old Firm rival Neil Lennon for his contribution to Celtic - and the Hoops star last night returned the compliment.
He returned the compliment by saying she was the best sex he'd ever had.
Taylor made the game safe for Rugby after 89 minutes when he calmly side-footed home after Stone had used his pace to good effect on the right hand side and then returned the compliment for his strike partner a minute later, as Stone applied an equally cool finish from the edge of the area.