HyperDic: flatter

English > 1 sense of the word flatter:
VERBcommunicationflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
flatter > pronunciation
Soundsflae'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > flatter: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningpraise somewhat dishonestly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot flatter Sue
Synonymblandish
Narroweradulateflatter in an obsequious manner
butter up, brown-noseflatter with the intention of getting something
fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck uptry to gain favor / favor / favor by cringing or flattering
soft-soapUse flattering talk / talk on somebody
stroketreat gingerly or carefully
BroaderpraiseExpress approval of
Oppositedisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishadular, halagar, lisonjear
Catalanadular, afalagar, amoixar, llagotejar
Nounsflatterera person who uses flattery
flatteryexcessive or insincere praise

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