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massage

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of massage

  1. to praise too much <a candidate who knows that you have to massage the voters if you want to get elected> Synonyms adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, flatter, 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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