We’ve seen that the word for compliment in Hebrew is מחמאה .
To pay a compliment is either לתת מחמאה – literally, to give a compliment, or the הפעיל verb להחמיא , for example:
Give me a compliment, David.
But להחמיא is not just to pay a compliment. People also use it to mean that an item compliments a person – it suits them, looks good on them..
This shirt really suits you, Sarah.