from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
But I'm going to want more evidence than just the name before I buy that Marxists adulate Marx to the exception of all other thinkers.
It seems like some critics who at one moment will adulate a neo-realistic picture for its unwavering depiction of an emotional truth will the next second decry a film for depicting violence in a graphic/real way.
Decades later, while swaths of America adulate black sports stars, TV talk queens, and even the president, the question lingers whether and how badly the GOP wants to racially diversify, while maintaining its conservative base.
But one cannot but wonder if by the values of Western Society today, it is proper to adulate a man who conducted war in such a brutal and ruthless manner as to slaughter large numbers of innocent Frenchmen.
Your calling everyone a racist who does not like, support, adulate your candidate is therapy for you perhaps.
Look, Mike, you can adulate Fisk as much as you like but the Jews are not just going to lie down and be attacked by his friends and yours without resisting fairly vigorously - if necessary, even more vigorously than they have just done in Gaza.
Moreover many who even professed that "all life is yoga" found it more convenient to adulate since it absolved them of their own need to realize.
Playwright and actor Joe Ascher believes he is the greatest artist of all time and expects his family to adulate him.
Unfortunately, humankind finds it more convenient to rest in belief systems which they can adulate and have no need to emulate.
The things is, 'Atonement' is exactly the kind of film that we shouldn't want to adulate, nor should we want it to be representative of the British film industry.