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adulate

[ aj-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞忙d蕭 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ad路u路lat路ed, ad路u路lat路ing.
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
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Origin of adulate

First recorded in 1770鈥80; back formation from adulation

OTHER WORDS FROM adulate

ad路u路la路tion, nounad路u路la路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for adulate

adulate
/ (藞忙dj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously

Derived forms of adulate

adulator, noun

Word Origin for adulate

C17: back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin ad奴l膩ri to flatter
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