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Synonyms for adulate

to compliment excessively and ingratiatingly

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Words related to adulate

flatter in an obsequious manner

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These same officials who are now dragging their feet have enjoyed huge dollops of hospitality and generosity from officials and the massive brigade of adulating Indian expats who live here since the late eighties.
I wonder if that early experience had a great influence on the way he thinks of his fluid, curvy, yet adulating forms or wonderful fish sculptures.
The usual weak arguments from adulating monarchists from their position of on their knees with eyes to the floor, is, she has to be impartial.
While adulating adultery, the Provencal poets took a revolutionary and antichristian stand on the ground that marriage presupposes carnal possession which is detrimental to the spiritual growth and elevation of the lover-initiate.
Behind them were adulating publics, who had made Patton and Montgomery into symbols of their respective nation's military prowess.
As everyone knows, showbiz journalists can sometimes quote selectively and without context (one or two even make things up!) Far from being sniffy, it transpired that Wagner was actually adulating the rags to riches success of Ms Cole.
An encore of undoubtedly the best song of the night, Fascination, included an extended intro which saw a frenzied Anders perched on top of speakers bellowing to the adulating audience.
To international superstar Engelbert Humperdinck, age is just a number--not unlike his 150-million-plus records sold, 72 gold albums, 23 platinum albums, one Grammy, four Grammy nominations, one Golden Globe Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one honorary doctorate of music...and don't forget his millions of adulating fans.
Even while adulating teenage golfers, divas, and gymnasts, we marvel at the longevity of Michelangelo, who was still designing St.
In disparaging terms, Jill Carrick described the impetus for this nostalgia, The Dinner Party, as "a living relic of 1970s feminist culture, exhumed and placed on show before the gaze of adulating crowds" (Carrick 1988: 88).
Frank was the only academic at a public Lenin seminar to take on colleagues such as Lloyd Churchward who were adulating Stalin's totalitarian predecessor.
It makes sense, then, that Byron, adulating the people in one stanza, insists that he does not "adulate the people" a few stanzas later, explaining that he wishes "men to be free / As much from mobs and kings--from you as me.
Do we exclude isotonic drinks like Gatorade (now in India and adulating soccer legend Mia Hamm) and Powerade[R] and basketball teen pre-legend LeBron James' self-designed FLAVA23?
Comparing Beatrice to Don Quixote, he wrote that "she finished up enmeshed in her own self-deception, adulating a regime [the USSR] which bore as little relation to the Fabian Good Life as Dulcinea del Toboso to the Mistress of Don Quixote's dreams." (2)
O'Boyle: I think he's viewed that way mainly because he's been CEO at a time when we are adulating CEOs to an extent that's unprecedented in the history of business.