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verb charm someone with flattery
More words related to buttering up
noun. praise, flattery
verb. attempt to coax; flatter
verb. praise, flatter
- hand it to
- ingratiate oneself with
- make much of
- pat on the back
- pay respects
verb. enrich situation; give special attention
verb. ingratiate oneself to; serve
- be at beck and call
- be obsequious
- be servile
- buddy up
- butter up
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