Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
adulate

ad·u·late

adulate

 
pronunciation:
ae j leIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adulated, adulates, adulating
definition: to flatter or admire excessively.
The young actor was adulated by fans, and it quickly went to his head.
antonyms:
abuse, insult
similar words:
admire, adore, flatter, laud
derivations: adulatory (adj.), adulation (n.), adulator (n.)