Synonyms and Antonyms of flatter

  1. 1 to praise too much the billionaire has an army of assistants who are eager to flatter him at every opportunity Synonyms adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, overpraise, puff, soft-soap, stroke Related 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, woo Near Antonyms bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down

  2. 2 to think highly of (oneself) don't flatter yourself that no one has ever thought of that idea before Synonyms pride, pique, plumeRelated Words boast, brag, crow, gasconade, swagger, swank, swash, vapor, vaunt; congratulate, felicitate

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