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    #1

    Pretend to compliment sb in order to aviod embarrassment and continue the chat.

    what I mean is compliment.
    Is there any verb synonymous with the action of the title. Looking up the dictionary, I found flatter, butter up, but those are just not that exact.

    [Note from moderator: The original post used "complicate" instead of "compliment". The OP has corrected it in line 1 and mod corrected the title.]
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Aug-2016 at 17:30.

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    #2

    Re: Pretend to complicate sb in order to aviod embarrassment and continue the chat.

    You can complicate a situation, but you can't complicate a person. Did you mean "complicate something"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Pretend to complicate sb in order to aviod embarrassment and continue the chat.

    Given that you found "flatter" and "butter up" as potential synonyms, I wonder if you meant "compliment" instead of "complicate".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Pretend to complicate sb in order to aviod embarrassment and continue the chat.

    ops...Yes, you are right, that is what I mean.

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    #5

    Re: Pretend to compliment sb in order to aviod embarrassment and continue the chat.

    I have changed the thread title for you to avoid any further confusion for other people finding this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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