Crossword clues for adulate
- Obsequiously flatter a mostly dreary goddess
- Notice Unionist who's left us flatter
- Flatter hulk stripping off during a tryst
- Praise to the skies
- Flatter to excess
- Overdo the flattery
- Admire to excess
- Praise obsequiously
- Praise fulsomely
- Practice sycophancy
- Play the flatterer
- Flatter in a servile manner
- Fawn about
- Fall all over
- Exhibit hero worship
- Admire slavishly
- Admire excessively
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Adulate \Ad"u*late\, v. t. [L. adulatus, p. p. of adulari.]
To flatter in a servile way.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1777, back-formation from adulation.
vb. To flatter effusively
v. flatter in an obsequious manner
Usage examples of "adulate".
He had none of that peace and goodwill towards men with which those of us who are not Mohammedans adulate the approach of the season.
How easy it is to flatter and adulate this man out of all his former opinions and his deepest principles, and how an expected advantage will make that other man forget now an old alliance and now a deep antipathy!
He was a mere lad, spoilt, adulated, pampered from his boyhood: the wine had got into his head, the intoxication of rage and hatred blinded his saner judgment.
Then, clasping his robe where his lapels would normally be and followed by his slave, he strode majestically across the square while the crowd parted and adulating figures shouted out praises and prostrated themselves as he passed.