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v. flat·tered, flat·ter·ing, flat·ters
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).
a. To portray favorably: a photograph that flatters its subject.
b. To show off becomingly or advantageously.
To practice flattery.
[Middle English flateren, from Old French flater, of Germanic origin; see plat- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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[ˈflætərd] adj → flatté(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.