To praise too highly or flatter servilely.
To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
To admire intensely or excessively.
The definition of adulate means to lavishly flatter.
To kiss up to someone and gush on and on about how beautiful, smart, funny and delightful he is is an example of adulate.
Origin of adulate
- Back-formation from adulation
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition