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