lavish on/upon

phrasal verb

lavished on/upon; lavishing on/upon; lavishes on/upon
: to give a large amount of (something) to (someone)
They lavished attention on their children.

Examples of lavish on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This oil-to-cash system should not be confused with those of oil-rich Arab states, such as Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, that lavish on their citizens payments and cradle-to-grave services. Larry Diamond, Foreign Affairs, 1 Sep. 2013 Three categories that primarily serve other businesses—Payments, Wall Street and Enterprise and Business to Business Banking—made a strong showing at a time when startups no longer have seemingly unlimited VC funds to lavish on big consumer marketing campaigns. Danielle Chemtob, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Those mega-contracts have been funded by deals in which a regional sports network (RSN) pays a team handsomely for the right to broadcast its games, providing the team with money to lavish upon players. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2022 No, although the gag is an example of the attention Mr. McKay and his production team lavish on any detail that might earn a snort. Amy Nicholson,, 13 Apr. 2023 Nobody pining for mere self-expression, or craving a therapeutic blurt, could lavish on a paramour, as Berryman did, lines as elaborately wrought as these: Loves are the summer’s. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2020 And so, every year, the world’s farmers lavish on their crops some 120 million metric tons of nitrogen fertilizer made via the century-old Haber-Bosch process. Elie Dolgin, IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2018

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“Lavish on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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