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  • verbcompliment excessively
  • verbcomplement, enhance

synonyms for flatter

  • charm
  • adulate
  • blandish
  • bootlick
  • cajole
  • con
  • court
  • fawn
  • glorify
  • grovel
  • humor
  • inveigle
  • jolly
  • massage
  • oil
  • overpraise
  • praise
  • salve
  • sell
  • snow
  • soft-soap
  • soften
  • stroke
  • sweet-talk
  • toady
  • wheedle
  • beslaver
  • brownnose
  • build up
  • butter up
  • cater to
  • get next to
  • lay it on thick
  • play up to
  • rub the right way
  • spread it on
  • suck up to
  • sweeten up
  • work on
  • work over
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antonyms for flatter

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  • condemn
  • ignore
  • belittle
  • castigate
  • criticize
  • denounce
  • insult
  • mismatch
  • offend
  • mismatch
  • criticize
  • spoil
  • offend
  • insult
  • denounce
  • condemn
  • castigate
  • belittle
  • mar
  • disfigure
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How to use flatter in a sentence

Beyond the money, there is the art itself, much of which was created to flatter, perpetuate and justify power and privilege.
NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ASKS GOOD QUESTIONS, BUT NOT ENOUGH TOUGH ONESPHILIP KENNICOTTMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There's now a more permissive race mode, too, and that retunes the onboard electronic systems that both flatter and protect the driver.
THE FERRARI PORTOFINO M, REVIEWEDJONATHAN M. GITLINMAY 21, 2021ARS TECHNICA
So, if you read something that sounds suspiciously mommy shame-y, or otherwise conveniently flatters self-serving beliefs you already hold, take a few minutes to dig deeper.
SCIENCE ISN’T HERE FOR YOUR MOMMY SHAMING - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSCAILIN O'CONNORMAY 19, 2021NAUTILUS
This person is considered attractive by many, so I should be flattered.
MISS MANNERS: CELEBRITY COMPARISON RANKLESJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At best you might be able to drag a foot behind yourself to reduce your velocity, but what you’re really waiting for are flatter sections of trail to dump speed.
OFF-ROAD IN-LINE SKATING IS AS DANGEROUS AS IT IS FUNCOLLEEN STINCHCOMBEMARCH 24, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Cut to flatter athletic bodies, it sandwiches a layer of Alpha between two ripstop nylon face fabrics.
THE GEAR OUR EDITORS LOVED IN NOVEMBERTHE EDITORSDECEMBER 4, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Rachel van Til, a wine director near Detroit, recalls being flattered when Kruth reached out online to offer to help with her work.
REPORT DETAILS LITANY OF SEXUAL ABUSE EXPERIENCED BY WOMEN IN MASTER SOMMELIER TRAININGELAZAR SONTAGOCTOBER 30, 2020EATER
Senators flatter themselves by believing their obstruction is all that stands between the country and catastrophe.
THE DEFINITIVE CASE FOR ENDING THE FILIBUSTEREZRA KLEINOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
In the last few decades, the received wisdom among global elites has been that technology tends to make the world flatter, smaller, more open, and more equal.
A WORLD DIVIDED INTO “CANS” AND “CANNOTS”KATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
She seemed to imply that I was a modest soldier, and if there is a way to flatter a man it is to call him modest.
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WORDS RELATED TO FLATTER

  • bootlick
  • brown-nose
  • butter up
  • curry favor
  • flatter
  • grovel
  • kiss someone's feet
  • kowtow
  • lick someone's boots
  • suck up to
  • sweet-talk
  • toady
  • truckle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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