to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
- ad·u·la·tion, noun
- ad·u·la·tor, noun
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How to use adulate in a sentence
Calumniate a human being in youth—adulate that being in age;—what has been the interval?Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is true, people are permitted to adulate slavery—so they are allowed to adulate kings, where kings reign.
She whom such songs were meant to adulate or win, frequently was the wife of the Troubadours lord.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for adulate
(tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously
- adulator, noun
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