What is Complimenting?

Complimenting definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration: A sincere compliment boosts one’s morale.
a formal act or expression of civility, respect, or regard: The mayor paid him the compliment of escorting him.
compliments, a courteous greeting; good wishes; regards: He sends you his compliments.

Archaic. a gift; present.

verb (used with object)
to pay a compliment to: She complimented the child on his good behavior.
to show kindness or regard for by a gift or other favor: He complimented us by giving a party in our honor.

to congratulate; felicitate: to compliment a prince on the birth of a son.

verb (used without object)
to pay compliments.