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Definition of the verb adulate

What does adulate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adulated | adulating | adulates

  1. flatter in an obsequious manner
    • example: Sam cannot adulate Sue
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: blandish / flatter = praise somewhat dishonestly

Alternative definition of the verb adulate


  1. To flatter effusively

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Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

adulate (AJ-ә-lāt) vb. To adulate someone is to show excessive devotion to him or to excessively admire ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A Most Complete and Thoroughly Modern Dictionary of the English Language, Containing Accurate Information Regarding the Origin, Spelling, Definition, Pronunciation, and Use of Words; Also a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of All Branches of Knowledge with Numerous Illustrations. The Entire Work Prepared and Arranged by an Editorial Staff of Distinguished American Scholars, Assisted by a Corps of Specialists Eminent in Art, Science, and Literature

[ ADULATE.] rterousi of the hands; handy. 1. The act of fawning upon or flattering.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

squash, trample flattened and having two edges ancipital flattened at poles oblate flattened fold pleat flattened part of oar blade flatten with machine bulldoze flatter adulate, beautify, blandish, cajole, caress, charm, coax, compliment, court, ...

Google previewRhyming Dictionary of Usa Place Names (2016)

by Alf Dray

Generic State abate abbreviate abdicate accelerate acclimate accommodate accumulate adjudicate administrate adulate adulterate affiliate agglomerate amalgamate ameliorate annihilate anticipate appreciate assassinate assimilate ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

drifting adroit skilful adulation excessive flattery adulate adulating adulator adulatory adult fully-developed and mature person adulthood adulterate to make impure by adding something inferior adulterant adulterating adulteration adulterator ...

Google previewA Political Dictionary (1795)

by Charles Pigott

Too long have geniusand talcnts been , prostituted at the sootstool os power, to adulate the crimes of iCONQUERORS and Kmcs. A brighter example is due. Let us bestow the , meed. os Fame. Let us strew choicest slowers o'er the tombs of, ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

To flatter, adulate; to deceive. TASIRAM, etc. / TAIPAM #1. See dasiram, etc. TASIUR Same as tasiyur. TASIXAN adv. and adj. clined. A little sideways, somewhat inTASKIM-A / TACTMMM adv. Very, extremely. -- kyiten. Ringing frost. * .

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Fawn upon—adulate, pamper Fawning—servile Faze—unsettle FBI agent— Gman Fe—iron Fear—dread, terror, anxiety Fear greatly—dread Fear inducing— white knuckle Fear of animals—zoophobia Fear of being in public—agoraphobia ...

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

abrogate absinthiate “ absquatulate " accelerate accentuate acclarnate accommodate accumulate accurate acidulate actuate acu`minate addecimate y adequate adj udicate - adulate adulterate advocate aërate affectionate ` añiliate affreight ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

adulate, idolize (see REPUTE). lip,n.EDGE, verge; labium, flange; slang, impertinence. See CONVEXITY, INSOLENCE.—lip service, false homage, mouthing (see FALSEHOOD). melting, thaw; condensation, ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

adulate . coagulate . strangulate, triangulate . ejaculate . calculate, miscalculate . emasculate ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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