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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) 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
References in classic literature ?
Under a monarchy you will find none but courtiers and vassals, whereas under a constitutional government you may be flattered, served, and adulated by free men.
Planted more than a decade ago, my mother's bougainvillea had become a permanent inhabitant of our garden and the most adulated plant in the entire neighbourhood.
For them, Rajinikanth is to be adulated, worshipped and placed on a pedestal high above the ground.
Adulated or criticized, the United States remained as a key referent when developing processes of state formation in Spanish-America.
Adulated by all, he marked by his verses, his powerful words, his activism and his charisma an entire generation that mourns his loss today.
Parshley (in 2009 a new translation by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevalier came out, occasioning a fresh round of debate), and remained an adulated figure in world feminism until her death in 1986, and after, even if posthumously published writings by Beauvoir as well as others provoked renewed controversy and called parts of her legacy into question.
Adulated as "the Father of the Nation" Stalin had the last word on all issues.
Muhammad Atif adulated FAST-NUCES for having won a prestigious specialty among the main varsities of Pakistan by providing quality higher education in the midst of several challenges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
As a young man, Mussolini adulated Machiavelli and Marx, and he parlayed his editorship of a four-page socialist weekly in a backwater town into a prominent career in Italian leftist journalism, only to leave utopian Marxism behind and transform a leading socialist paper into the voice of Fascism, the movement he claimed to have begotten and baptized.
His politically minded installations, symbolic photos and videos, and his architectural creations are accepted, adulated, coddled, and praised in galleries and museums worldwide.
In another case, a girl at the school was adulated in comments about her beauty after she posted her profile picture on Facebook.
The Chefs, who were adulated like Kings and famous composers, elicited such respect that the Queen conferred them the title of Monsieur among the Bourbons was an honorific title reserved traditionally to the King's brother.