- to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
Origin of adulate
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Historical Examples of adulator
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.
- (tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously
Word Origin for adulate
1777, back-formation from adulation.