Adulate Definition

ăjə-lāt
adulated, adulates, adulating
verb
To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
American Heritage
To praise too highly or flatter servilely.
Webster's New World
To admire intensely or excessively.
Webster's New World
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.
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Origin of Adulate

  • Back-formation from adulation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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