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Definition of "adulate" [ad•u•late]

  • To praise or admire excessively; fawn on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adulate" in a sentence
  • "Decades later, while swaths of America adulate black sports stars, TV talk queens, and even the president, the question lingers whether and how badly the GOP wants to racially diversify, while maintaining its conservative base."
  • "But I'm going to want more evidence than just the name before I buy that Marxists adulate Marx to the exception of all other thinkers."
  • "It seems like some critics who at one moment will adulate a neo-realistic picture for its unwavering depiction of an emotional truth will the next second decry a film for depicting violence in a graphic/real way."