adulate


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Related to adulate: adulatory, blandishing

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) adj.

adulate

(ˈædjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(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.

adulate


Past participle: adulated
Gerund: adulating

Imperative
adulate
adulate
Present
I adulate
you adulate
he/she/it adulates
we adulate
you adulate
they adulate
Preterite
I adulated
you adulated
he/she/it adulated
we adulated
you adulated
they adulated
Present Continuous
I am adulating
you are adulating
he/she/it is adulating
we are adulating
you are adulating
they are adulating
Present Perfect
I have adulated
you have adulated
he/she/it has adulated
we have adulated
you have adulated
they have adulated
Past Continuous
I was adulating
you were adulating
he/she/it was adulating
we were adulating
you were adulating
they were adulating
Past Perfect
I had adulated
you had adulated
he/she/it had adulated
we had adulated
you had adulated
they had adulated
Future
I will adulate
you will adulate
he/she/it will adulate
we will adulate
you will adulate
they will adulate
Future Perfect
I will have adulated
you will have adulated
he/she/it will have adulated
we will have adulated
you will have adulated
they will have adulated
Future Continuous
I will be adulating
you will be adulating
he/she/it will be adulating
we will be adulating
you will be adulating
they will be adulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adulating
you have been adulating
he/she/it has been adulating
we have been adulating
you have been adulating
they have been adulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adulating
you will have been adulating
he/she/it will have been adulating
we will have been adulating
you will have been adulating
they will have been adulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adulating
you had been adulating
he/she/it had been adulating
we had been adulating
you had been adulating
they had been adulating
Conditional
I would adulate
you would adulate
he/she/it would adulate
we would adulate
you would adulate
they would adulate
Past Conditional
I would have adulated
you would have adulated
he/she/it would have adulated
we would have adulated
you would have adulated
they would have adulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adulate - flatter in an obsequious manneradulate - flatter in an obsequious manner  
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly

adulate

verb
To compliment excessively and ingratiatingly:
Informal: soft-soap, sweet-talk.
Translations

adulate

[ˈædjʊleɪt] VTadular

adulate

vt to adulate somebodyjdn beweihräuchern, jdm lobhudeln

adulate

[ˈædjʊleɪt] vt (frm) → adulare
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