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FYR: the difference between " praise" and " compliment"

They are only difference on meaning.
"raise", n&vt,  赞美,歌颂,赞扬之意,属褒义词。
" compliment" ,n&vt, 有赞美的话;恭维;敬意的意思。该词带有贬义。
When you want to use them, you should think about the context.

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I have asked some Australian people the same question. They told me that praise is normally used by the person in higher position, eg. your supervisor or your boss. Compliment is usually used by your friends or peers. Eg, if I say, "Flora, you look great today." This is compliment. If your boss says, " You've done tremendous work this year." That's praise. However, if you look up in dictionaries, there's no significant difference between them. So I don't know whether people in different areas use them differently.  

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thank you so much

i went to my english-english dictionary for them but found no anwer. i got it a little now.
thank you .

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Post time 2004-3-4 07:41:48 |Display all floors

praise and compliment

A compliment is a private matter. You directly compliment somebody for something he or she has done, and it stays between the two of you. With praise, a third party is involved, either because you are talking to A praising the work of B, or because you are complimenting B in front of A.

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Post time 2004-3-4 09:38:14 |Display all floors

all of you are excellent!!!i have learned a lot!marvellous

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thank you all

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