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    ad·u·late
    /ˈajəˌlāt/

    verb

    • 1. praise (someone) excessively: "he was adulated in the press"

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  3. : extreme or excessive admiration or flattery Celebrities often feed off the adulation of fans, but that acclaim can be fleeting and illusory. — Ruben Castenada During the campaign, he basked in the adulation of his fans and emphasized the promises that drew the biggest applause and the most retweets …

  4. adulate [ aj- uh-leyt ] See synonyms for: adulate / adulation / adulator on Thesaurus.com 🎓 College Level verb (used with object), ad·u·lat·ed, ad·u·lat·ing. to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely. QUIZ QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

  5. adulate ( ˈædjʊˌleɪt) vb ( tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously [C17: back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin adūlāri to flatter] ˈaduˌlator n Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 ad•u•late (ˈædʒ əˌleɪt)

  6. to admire someone or something admire I've always admired her for her generous spirit. respect I respect her for what she has achieved, but I would have approached it very differently. think highly of Everyone thinks highly of him. hold someone in high esteem Her colleagues in Washington hold her in very high esteem.

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