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

I fear that Virgil was harmed by the Georgican success, and became more than ever an adulator of the ruling powers.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 68, June, 1863 Various

But their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.
Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2) Alexis de Toqueville

(transitive) to flatter or praise obsequiously

1777, back-formation from adulation.


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