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adulate
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ad·u·late  (ăj′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. ad·u·lat·ed, ad·u·lat·ing, ad·u·lates
To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.

[Back-formation from adulation.]

ad′u·la′tor n.
ad′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē, -tōr′ē) adj.

adulate (ˈædjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously
[C17: back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin adūlāri to flatter]
ˈaduˌlator n
ad•u•late (ˈædʒ əˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to show excessive admiration of or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
[1770–80; back formation from adulation]
ad′u•la`tor, n.
ad′u•la•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.adulate - flatter in an obsequious manneradulate - flatter in an obsequious manner      
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
Translations
adulate [ˈædjʊleɪt] VTadular
adulate
vt to adulate somebodyjdn beweihräuchern, jdm lobhudeln
adulate [ˈædjʊleɪt] vt (frm) → adulare


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