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flatter1

flat·ter1

flatter1

 
pronunciation:
flae tr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: flattered, flattering, flatters
definition 1: to give too much or false praise; try to please by praising.
He flattered his mother to get her in a better mood.
definition 2: to make look attractive or better.
Your blue sweater really flatters you.The school photo flatters him.
similar words:
become
derivations: flattering (adj.), flatteringly (adv.), flatterer (n.)
Word History
Flatter comes from an early French word that means "to caress."