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    ad·u·late
    /ˈajəˌlāt/

    verb

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

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  3. adulate / ( ˈædjʊˌleɪt) / verb (tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously Derived forms of adulate adulator, noun Word Origin for adulate C17: back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin adūlāri to flatter

  4. 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)

  5. : 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 …

  6. Adulate - Definition, Meaning & Synonyms | Vocabulary.com adulate Add to list Share To adulate is to flatter someone. A lot. Like, drop-on-your-knees-and-clasp-your-hands-and-say-"you-are-the-greatest-ever-to-walk-the-earth" a lot. The most interesting syllable in adulate is the ul -, which comes from ulos, a Latin word meaning "tail."

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