verb (used with object), ad·u·lat·ed, ad·u·lat·ing.
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Origin of adulate
OTHER WORDS FROM adulatead·u·la·tion, nounad·u·la·tor, noun
Example sentences from the Web for adulate
He lied, like the brazen, self-seeking adulator that he was, and for which he should have been soundly whipped.The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
The duke was his generous patron, and Dr. Preston his most servile adulator.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
I fear that Virgil was harmed by the Georgican success, and became more than ever an adulator of the ruling powers.
Meade, I love you, he is represented as saying to his fascinating adulator, and I will tell you a secret to make your fortune.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre