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Synonyms for flatter
ˈflæt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flatter, blandish(verb)

    praise somewhat dishonestly

    Synonyms:
    blandish

    Antonyms:
    pick at, belittle, disparage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flatter

    To caress is less than to embrace; more dignified and less familiar than to fondle. A visitor caresses a friend's child; a mother fondles her babe. Fondling is always by touch; caressing may be also by words, or other tender and pleasing attentions.

    See synonyms for AFFRONT.

    Synonyms:
    caress, coddle, court, embrace, fondle, kiss, pamper, pet

    Preposition:
    Caressed by or with the hand; caressed by admirers, at court.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compliment, gratify by praise

  2. flatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cajole, wheedle, humor, coax, court, STUFF, coddle, pay court to, fawn upon, curry favor with, try to win by adulation, make much of

  3. flatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    encourage by plausible representations, inspire with false hopes

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flatter(v)

    Synonyms:
    blandish, cajole, wheedle, compliment

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    patronize, soothe

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How to use flatter in a sentence?

  1. Curator Xavier Bray:

    He could flatter and still be real.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    My ignorance is trying to flatter me that I know everything.

  3. Aristotle:

    No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.

  5. William A. Ward:

    Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Critisize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.


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