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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.
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

flattered

[ˈflætəd] adjlusingato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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Sir Walter, indeed, though he had no affection for Anne, and no vanity flattered, to make him really happy on the occasion, was very far from thinking it a bad match for her.
They had their great cousins, to be sure, to resort to for comfort; but they must long feel that to flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
The others are those demagogues who have a share in the oligarchy, and flatter the people: such were the state-guardians at Larissa, who flattered the people because they were elected by them.
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