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adulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of adulate

  1. 1 to love or admire too much <it's ridiculous how she adulates that airheaded rock star> Synonyms adore, idolize, canonize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worshipRelated Words appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down

  2. 2 to praise too much <a business executive who unwisely surrounds herself with incompetent assistants who spend all their time adulating her> Synonyms flatter, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, overpraise, puff, soft-soap, strokeRelated Words blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down




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