flatter

Part of speech: verb

To praise unduly or insincerely; fawn on; cajole.

Part of speech: verb

To encourage with visionary hopes; delude.

Part of speech: verb

To use fulsome or undue praise.

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Usage examples "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", Rabindranath Tagore.
  2. We crowd about it, we crown it, we flatter it. - "Parrot & Co.", 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", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.