What does the word flatter mean?

Usage examples for flatter

  1. I have already said that many of Kailas Babu's friends used to flatter the old man's vanity to the full. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. We crowd about it, we crown it, we flatter it. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  3. For let no man flatter himself that a war now entered upon would be a short one. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir