Adulate



to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.
Historical Examples

It is true, people are permitted to adulate slavery—so they are allowed to adulate kings, where kings reign.
Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1. Various

She whom such songs were meant to adulate or win, frequently was the wife of the Troubadours lord.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

verb
(transitive) to flatter or praise obsequiously
v.

1777, back-formation from adulation.

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