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apple–polish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of apple–polish

  1. to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior <a departmental supervisor who apple-polishes shamelessly whenever higher-ups are about> Synonyms apple-polish, bootlick, fuss, kowtow, suck (up), toady, truckleRelated Words drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, woo; adulate, idolize, worship; blandish, cajole, coax, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; cower, cringe, grovel; abase, debase, demean; defer, submit, yieldNear Antonyms despise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy




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