- Word History
|part of speech:
||flattered, flattering, flatters
||to give too much or false praise; try to please by praising.
He flattered his mother to get her in a better mood.
||to make look attractive or better.
Your blue sweater really flatters you.The school photo flatters him.
- similar words:
||flattering (adj.), flatteringly (adv.), flatterer (n.)
comes from an early French word that means "to caress."