Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To show feigned devotion to; flatter servilely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To flatter in a servile way.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To flatter effusively

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb flatter in an obsequious manner

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from adulation.]

Examples

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  • adulate, o so great

    May 12, 2008