adular


adular
v.
1 to flatter.
2 to cajole, to buff up, to be a toady to, to apple-polish.
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adular
verbo transitivo
1 to adulate, flatter, soft-soap
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verb
to flatter
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VT to flatter
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verbo transitivo to flatter
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= flatter, butter + Nombre + up, toady, fawn (on/upon/over).
Ex. Library readers are not always flattered to think that their problems are so simple that the librarian can produce the answers out of his head.
Ex. This may seem surprising, but complimenting a co-worker can seem like you are buttering them up for something you need.
Ex. The function of journalism is not to toady to those in power but to challenge them.
Ex. Presumably they do so in the hope of being tossed some meaningless bauble of an honour when they have fawned enough.
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verbo transitivo to flatter
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= flatter, butter + Nombre + up, toady, fawn (on/upon/over).

Ex: Library readers are not always flattered to think that their problems are so simple that the librarian can produce the answers out of his head.

Ex: This may seem surprising, but complimenting a co-worker can seem like you are buttering them up for something you need.
Ex: The function of journalism is not to toady to those in power but to challenge them.
Ex: Presumably they do so in the hope of being tossed some meaningless bauble of an honour when they have fawned enough.

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adular [A1 ]
vt
to flatter
me da asco cómo adulan al jefe it's revolting how they crawl to o suck up to the boss (colloq)
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adular (conjugate adular) verbo transitivo
to flatter
adular verbo transitivo to adulate
'adular' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
coba
- sobar
English:
butter
- fawn
- flatter
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adular vt
to flatter
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adular
v/t flatter
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adular vt
lisonjear: to flatter

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

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