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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 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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flatteringly[ˈflætərɪŋlɪ] ADV [speak] → de forma halagadora
he was flatteringly attentive → era tan atento que resultaba halagador
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flatteringly[ˈflætərɪŋli] adv (= attractively) → flatteusement
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