Definitions

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

Etymologies

Back-formation from adulation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • adulate, o so great

    May 12, 2008