Variant of adulate
- to praise too highly or flatter servilely
- to admire intensely or excessively
Origin: ; from Classical Latin adulatus, past participle of adulari, to fawn upon, origin, originally , to wag the tail ; from ad-, to plush an unverified form ūlos, tail ; from Indo-European an unverified form ūlo ; from base an unverified form wel- from source walk: compare wheedle
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