from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
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- v. To flatter effusively
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To flatter in a servile way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To show feigned devotion to; flatter servilely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. flatter in an obsequious manner
Back-formation from adulation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)