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flat·ter 1

 (flăt′ər)
v. flat·tered, flat·ter·ing, flat·ters
v.tr.
1. To compliment excessively and often insincerely, especially in order to win favor.
2. To please or gratify the vanity of: "What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering" (George Bernard Shaw).
3.
a. To portray favorably: a photograph that flatters its subject.
b. To show off becomingly or advantageously.
v.intr.
To practice flattery.

[Middle English flateren, from Old French flater, of Germanic origin; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

flat′ter·er n.
flat′ter·ing·ly adv.

flat·ter 2

 (flăt′ər)
n.
1. A flat-faced swage or hammer used by blacksmiths.
2. A die plate for flattening metal into strips, as in the manufacture of watch springs.
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flattered

adjective pleased, delighted, honoured, gratified I am flattered that they should be so supportive.
Translations
polichocený
smigret
imarreltu
polaskan
おだてられた
우쭐해진
smickrad
ที่ได้รับการยกยอ
được khen nịnh

flattered

[ˈflætərd] adjflatté(e)
to be flattered by sth
She was flattered by Roberto's long letter → La longue lettre de Roberto l'a flattée.
to feel flattered → se sentir flatté(e)
to be flattered (that) ... → être flatté(e) que ...
to be flattered to do → être flatté(e) de faire
We're flattered and honoured to receive this award → Nous sommes flattés et honorés de recevoir cette récompense.

flattered

[ˈflætəd] adjlusingato/a

flattered

شَاعِرٌ بِالإطْرَاء polichocený smigret geschmeichelt κολακευμένος halagado imarreltu flatté polaskan lusingato おだてられた 우쭐해진 gevleid smigret pochlebia mi lisonjeado, lisonjeador польщенный smickrad ที่ได้รับการยกยอ pohpohlanmış được khen nịnh 荣幸的
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All this surprised and flattered her, though she did not understand it till Miss Belle looked up from her writing, and said, with a sentimental air.
Seth had not answered them, although he had been moved and flattered by some of the sen- tences scrawled in pencil upon the stationery of the banker's wife.
Mary told him he'd better hurry along to Central America, or wherever it was he intended going, as she didn't care for him as much as he flattered himself she did.
Sometimes she came over to see grandfather after supper, and her visits flattered him.
He pleased her; his absolute devotion flattered her.
Whenever he alluded to any present (and the subtle Indian neglected none), the dark countenance of the flattered individual gleamed with exultation, nor did he even hesitate to assert the truth of the words, by gestures of applause and confirmation.
Now, Hepzibah had unconsciously flattered herself with the idea that there would be a gleam or halo, of some kind or other, about her person, which would insure an obeisance to her sterling gentility, or, at least, a tacit recognition of it.
Much as I liked my companions, this hour was the thing in the day I liked most; and I liked it best of all when, as the light faded--or rather, I should say, the day lingered and the last calls of the last birds sounded, in a flushed sky, from the old trees-- I could take a turn into the grounds and enjoy, almost with a sense of property that amused and flattered me, the beauty and dignity of the place.
He made me submit; he made me be peaceable; he flattered me with hopes that, perhaps, he would buy them back; and so things went on, a week or two.
They were as humble as animals to me; and when I pro- posed to breakfast with them, they were so flattered, so overwhelmed by this extraordinary condescension of mine that at first they were not able to believe that I was in earnest.
I said you would recognize me presently and come over; and I'm glad you did, for I shouldn't have felt much flattered if you had gone out of this room without recognizing me.
And it flattered her to reflect that she had discovered that the shirt was dry without anybody knowing that that was what she had in her mind.