Verb adulate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adulate (third-person singular simple present adulates, present participle adulating, simple past and past participle adulated)

  1. To flatter effusively

More definition: show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.

1. (transitive) to flatter or praise obsequiously Derived Formsadulator, noun Word OriginC17, back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin adūlāri to flatterCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1777, back-formation from adulation.

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